The Public Services Committee is recommending new rates for the transfer station of $133.45 per ton, or $0.0667 per pound. The old rate was $126.59 with an average yearly cost of $469.38; this will now be $491.57.
The scale rate would increase from $116.44 to $126.59 that, added with the sticker price of $60, would raise the average family's cost to dispose of waste by $32.81 per year. The administration recommended bag prices be raised 25 cents to $1.25 for small bags and $2.50 for large ones.
Town Administrator Jay Green went over some projected numbers and explained that even with anticipated revenues, the town will be looking at deficit between $59,666 and $76,306 at the end of the fiscal year.
Before moving on, the Selectmen discussed what day during the week the transfer station would be open during summer.
Ultimately the board agreed on Thursday but noted this could change if it does not work out this coming summer.