Pahrump goes under martial (trash) law

Pahrump goes under martial (trash) law

There are 6 comments on the Pahrump Valley Times story from Mar 20, 2009, titled Pahrump goes under martial (trash) law. In it, Pahrump Valley Times reports that:

Nothing like jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Seems each time the town board has a meeting, they ruffle a lot of feathers.

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Black Star Ranch

United States

#1 Mar 22, 2009
I have a major problem with this ordinance. Will there next be GARBAGE POLICE? There are many weeks when my household can go without creating any trash that needs to be hauled!

We have livestock, chickens, and a large garden. Paper goods are burned (we have an incinerator), garbage is fed to the chickens, dog, cows, or composted. Produce is very seldom ever purchased. Plastic containers are used to store seeds, water or miscellaneous items.

Add to that the collecting of aluminum cans, we then are TRASH FREE! What would the Town Board like for me to haul to the dump? This ordinance? THIS BELONGS IN THE DUMP!

Ann Arbor, MI

#2 Mar 22, 2009
The disposal company is trying to stop all the people who go to the dump to save a little money.

Ann Arbor, MI

#3 Apr 11, 2009
this ordinance is back on the agenda for the meeting 04/14/2009.
A request has been made to rewrite it and Mike Darby has sponsored putting it back on the agenda.

Oakland, CA

#4 Apr 11, 2009
I'm visiting from out of town for a while. This is great you have to prove you went to the dump!!! Can your elected leaders get any more stupid?
Black Star Ranch

United States

#5 Apr 18, 2009
"Can your elected leaders get any more stupid? "

I'm sure they can, give them a chance......

“Something to offend everyone!”

Since: Mar 07

Riverside but without a river

#6 Apr 20, 2009
For years I was forced to deal with an unscrupulous trash company in Riverside California. The city of Riverside had a similar ordinance for all businesses operating within city limits. This shady garbage company had it's tentacles wrapped around many people at city haul and the abuse to business owners was tremendous.

The city would even do the billing and collecting for the trash company which really made for a disaster. If you paid your electric bill, the city would first apply your payment toward any outstanding trash bill and the remainder was applied to your electric.

I can't begin to tell you how many times a business would have their electric turned off right after they paid the electric bill because of this questionable practice.

It got so bad that the city finally told the trash company that they had to start billing and collecting for the service they provide just like every other business on the planet does.

Of course this began a whole new cycle of problems and lawsuits since the trash company sent everyone a statement claiming they already owed thousands of dollars from service they have already supplied.

When the business owner would try to audit this unorthodox trash billing mystery, it became impossible since our checks were just written to the city of Riverside so we never knew how they applied the money, trash, electric, water, who knows.

Anyway these are some of the things citizens should be aware of when questioning your city council about how this contract is going to work.

I'm sure it will become a nightmare for all involved!

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