The city council president wants to see some changes to a proposed ordinance to regulate door-to-door solicitations in Marysville, specifically to make sure Girl Scouts selling cookies or kids wanting to shovel snow don't have to pay $75 for a peddler's license.

"My intention is to send it back to committee," council president John Gore said at Thursday's city council meeting. "It actually probably has generated as much citizen comment as any legislation we've had in a long time."

The proposal is scheduled for a second reading and a public hearing at council's Dec. 4 meeting.

Gore hopes to have a lot of residents at the meeting to give additional comment and then to send the proposal back to the public safety committee.

The proposal currently would require door-to-door solicitors to register with the chief of police and obtain a permit. The registration process includes a $75 fee to cover the cost of fingerprinting and background checks.

The exemptions include local delivery of newspapers and solicitation of subscriptions as well as canvassers disseminating literature or information on such things as religious organizations or political purposes.

Members of the public safety committee, at a meeting earlier this month, discussed whether the focus of the ordinance should be on door-to-door solicitations or include regulation of those who leave items such as phone books or advertising materials on doorsteps.

Committee members agreed Thursday night that the proposed legislation needs some tweaking, but that they wanted to have a first reading so the full council could review the work done so far.

"The whole intention is to identify who is going door-to-door for the safety of the individual (homeowner)," said Councilman Nevin Taylor, a member of the committee. "It's not to look at every child who is selling for school. ... What it does give you as an individual is your right to privacy on your property."

Councilman Mark Reams, another committee member, also spoke about the proposal.

"We don't know if (the ordinance) is complete right now," Reams said. "It's probably about 90 percent there. ... The primary emphasis of the legislation is for the safety of our homeowners. We don't want people going door-to-door forcing your door open or casing your home."

In other business at Thursday's meeting:

Two residents complained that a proposed change in trash-collection fees would cost them more than the current fee structure.

The city plans to go to a flat-rate fee of $21 a month per household.

Christa Miller and Kristy Dearing told council members that their households don't generate a lot of trash.

Miller estimated her trash cost would go up about $105 a year under the flat-rate proposal.

Allied Waste has a contract with Marysville, and residents currently are charged for how much trash they put out. For example, one can of trash per week costs $12.18 a month while two cans a week cost $16.43.

Allied is proposing a 23- percent increase in fees, so city officials think a flat-rate would work best for most homeowners.

Council plans to vote on the proposal at its Dec. 4 meeting.

Council appointed Mike Aquillo, a vice president at Union Rural Electric Cooperative, to the planning commission and four others to the Marysville-Union County Port Authority.

Named to the Port Authority were Chris Franke of Franke's Wood Products, Joseph Mitchell of Edward Jones Investments and Rick Shortell of Union Rural Electric. In addition, Caroline Ramsey was named as a joint appointment by city council and county commissioners.