A new trash pick-up ordinance was passed with a 6-2 vote by the Town Council on Oct. 11 following a public hearing. The number of people that spoke against the ordinance significantly outnumbered those speaking for it, however, the motion passed and will be in effect soon.
The ordinance was drafted after several complaints were made about noise in the middle of the night caused by garbage removal trucks. Councilors Dawn Miceli and John Barry voted against the ordinance, feeling that it contributes to the over-regulation of businesses.
The ordinance states that trash-haulers are prohibited from collecting trash before 5 a.m. in residential areas. Police have the right to ticket any company that is on a residential street earlier than this time. In the event of a holiday week or a severe, named storm, the ordinance will be suspended for companies to meet deadlines.
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