A new trash pickup ordinance that would save mobile home owners a lot of money is up for discussion at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
A current Wichita Falls trash pickup ordinance for mobile home parks charges the parks for every lot they have whether the lot is occupied or not forcing current lot owners to pay extra.
“Basically if you had 200 lots out there it was just easier for us to go out there and with these individual dumpsters, it was easier for us to go out there and charge per lot,” Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana said.
Manager of Sunnyvale Estates Eric Ramsey has been fighting this for about a year and he said if this new ordinance is passed it will save residents money and help them with the upkeep of the park.
“A lot of the money we make here goes back into the community. We’ve invested a lot in remodeling the homes fixing up everything on the property and cleaning it up. Trying to make it a nice community,” Ramsey said.
Mayor Santellana said they would have to come up with a plan on how to determine what lots are vacant and what lots are occupied.
“There might be a little more work on our side and little bit more work on their side trying to develop a plan where we can charge them fairly but I think pressing forward it is probably the best thing for that business owner and the community,” Mayor Santellana said.
With the meeting on Tuesday, Ramsey hopes everything will go smoothly and residents can start paying the prices they believe are fair.
The city council meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m.