With changes coming in 2019 to Bexley's refuse-collection services, the city will hold a public information session to gather input at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Bexley City Hall, 2242 E. Main St.

Bexley City Council is considering an ordinance, which, if approved, would establish an annual rate of $314.99, payable quarterly in advance, for the collection and disposal of solid waste, recyclable materials, yard and food waste from each residential unit.

"It's a 3.65-percent increase" over the previous rate of $303 per year, Mayor Ben Kessler said at council's first reading of Ordinance 37-18 on Nov. 13.

The city's new three-year contract with Rumpke of Ohio Inc. and Innovative Organics allows residents who are age 60 or older to apply to the city for an exemption that would allow them to pay an annual rate of $283.44, payable quarterly in advance.

Council is also considering an ordinance that would pass on to residents the increases the city of Columbus charges Bexley for water and sewer rates. If approved, the ordinance would increase water rates by 2 percent and sewer rates by 3 percent as of January 2019.

The new water rate would be $59.61 per cubic feet and the new sewer rate would be $75.20 per cubic feet, the ordinance states.

Both ordinances are scheduled for second readings at council's Nov. 27 meeting, with the third and final readings and a council vote tentatively scheduled for a Dec. 4 meeting. Both meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. at Bexley City Hall, 2242 E. Main St. For more information, visit the city's website, bexley.org.

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