Bloomington trash talk at standstill

By Celsy Martindale

November 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Bloomington City Council was talking trash Monday night and it didn't get them very far.

The City council denied amendments to the Solid Waste Program that would have increased the cost of some parts of garbage collection for residents.

Council members agreed that sections of the ordinance were just too confusing to pass.

"I think we have no idea of the consequences. For instance, just to pass this tonight to me feels like, 'well we have to pass something just to see what's inside, so we can see how it works', that really concerns me because I want to be voting for something that I really can support," said Alderman Judy Stearns, Bloomington City Council.

The meeting ended with a motion to defer the ordinance to a later date.

The solid waste program is set to begin on May 1, 2014.

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