Troy City Council Approves New Trash Fee

The Troy City council has passed a new trash fee.

The fee amounts to about $160 for city residents.

7 of the 9 residents who spoke at last night's council meeting opposed it.

Council President Carmella Mantello also opposes the fee, and tells News Channel 13 it is simply too much.

"It was a slap in the face to the voters, you can't get blood from a stone, they paid 14-and-a-half percent tax increase last year, now $160 tax, you know, at some point, it has to end."

Mayor Patrick Madden, who called the meeting, was not in attendance, as the council approved the fee, 5-4.

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