LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel city council members covered a wide range of issues during Tuesday's city council meeting.
Mayor Johnny Magee said residents should expect a rate increase for their garbage collection fees.
The rate will increase from $18.50 to $19.10 per month.
The garbage collection base fee for nonresidential customers is currently $32.00 per month. It will increase to $32.60 per month.
Magee said the city has also opted out of the sprinkler system, so residents who build a new home would not be required to have a sprinkler installed.
Mayor Magee said he's proud of the fact that taxes will not increase for city residents, although sales tax revenue is down.