‘HIGH­WAY ROB­BERY’:

The Glengarry News - - News -

David Fitz­patrick saw red when only two of his seven-mem­ber fam­ily’s five garbage bags were col­lected from their Dornie Road home Mon­day. “This is high­way rob­bery,” states the irate tax­payer who was ad­vised this week that North Glen­garry had de­cided to en­force its two-bag garbage limit. Since the Fitz­patricks moved to their home in 2011, the mu­nic­i­pal­ity picked up five bags from their home ev­ery week. Ap­par­ently, the town­ship was be­ing le­nient be­cause of the size of the house­hold. How­ever, now the Fitz­patricks have been told that, if they want five bags col­lected, they will have to pur­chase three $3 tags. Shown here with his first $9 weekly bill, Mr. Fitz­patrick notes that tags alone will cost the fam­ily $468 per year. This ad­di­tional cost means that he will pay $8,138 to the mu­nic­i­pal­ity. This sum in­cludes $7,500 in prop­erty taxes and $170 in garbage taxes.

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