Print $28 vouchers could save city hundreds
Written by Jeff Wood   
Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:00

Cottonwood City Council voted unanimously April 17 to fund vouchers which will allow low-income residents in violation of city codes to dispose of garbage and junk from their homes and yards at no cost.

Brian Gaunt throws junk piling up in his aunt’s 11th Street property into a trailer to be hauled away April 14. The Cottonwood City Council voted April 17 to approve an initial $500 budget toward offering residents vouchers for free use of the city’s trash compactor in an effort to help code violators clean up their properties.The city hopes the vouchers will help speed up the code enforcement process and also prevent illegal dumping.

“Our goal is to get more done out in the field and less at the hearing office. We don’t want to fine people for junk,” Cottonwood City Planner Nikki Arbeiter said.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, April 25, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.