the outstanding charge as service as provided. This is for q 4, 2022 for a cost of
Moermond: why are you appealing Mr. Hall?
Hall: my wife died September 18; a short time previous to that we got this new service.
That situation yes, we did have garbage. However, she passed away and I am not a
cook, and I would have coffee and PB toast for many months. I dropped 70 lbs. That’s
how I was living. There was no garbage to be hauled, no matter what. None. Zero. I
stopped doing it. There was no reason to be connected to the City doing the work they
do, lifting an empty barrel for garbage when there was no garbage. My wife was 88
years old when she died, and I’m going on 81. There is no reason for me to be told you
must pay for something that doesn’t exist. That shouldn’t be done to anyone. If you
want to look at it differently than a lawyer, it is fraudulent. There is nothing to take. I’ve
had this discussion with the sanitary people when I suggested the lawyers get together
and change the rules because there are plenty of people like this. they shouldn’t be
charged for something that can’t be done. It isn’t right. The rule of law can’t be twisted
into something else. That’s not right. Period. I have lived here for 40 years. I wasn’t a
cook, my wife was. Now she’s gone. There is no garbage. Finally I had some nice
talks with the sanitary people. I said listen, there is no reason for the contract to exist
for people who don’t have garbage. She said maybe in another year we’ll talk about it.
We can change the ordinance in 10 minutes. It would help a lot of people when they’re
up in ages. 15 minutes during a lunch our it can be over with. That’s the way the rule of
law works. The other thing that came up, which is sickening, they talk about taking
your property away. We’ve owned this house for 40 years. Then we have this bill for not
using the service. The lawyers need to wake up and think about the elderly people that
have been retired for 30 years. Anyone who can think straight knows this. I told them if
you’re going to send me bills for garbage that doesn’t exist, you are doing it wrong. It
has to be changed in certain instances. If my wife was still alive, we used it. there are
things you can’t crate. An ordinance is similar to the rule of law. It is simple, just
change it. let it go when there is nothing to take. I told them to take the can. It is my
property. They are trespassing. I talked with them. You can’t make everyone a soldier.
That’s military. I lived in Japan for six years. this isn’t a foreign country like
communists in China. They need to get their rule of law changed for the people paying
taxes. It is that simple. No arguments, fights, anything. Put taxes against their house?
That is not what people go to war for to defend this country. I’m not a kid. I’ve been
around long time.
Moermond: first, let me express my condolences for the loss of your wife. That is a
difficult life circumstance. Your comments are correct in so far as the contract and
ordinance need to be reviewed and that is something happening right now and receiving
community comments for circumstances like yours. Right now we’re about three-fifths
of the way through the 5 year contract. That current contract requires every
single-family home through four-plex must be in the program. In cases like yours, I
have a practice to decrease the amount of bill to lowest level of service. Right now you
have every week 35 gallon pickup. We could get it down a bit, which I realize isn’t
addressing your real want which is being out of the program. That’s the best I can do,
and I can do it for this assessment and moving forward. I think you have comments for
the Council, but that is what I can offer at the moment.
Hall: the organization doing the pickup has eliminated a lot of money they have had
before. But it requires me around $60. I spoke to the lady a year ago on the phone.
Why don’t you set something up like once a month a certain day and they can pay like
that? Or every two months. Something to put in the barrel. Frankly, some of the people
don’t have any at all. It should be zero.
Moermond: I appreciate your comments and I think you are speaking for a lot of