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DCC rates increases

### ODT Online Thu, 27 Oct 2011
11.9% rates rise threat spurs DCC action
By Chris Morris
Dunedin City Council budgets are again under the microscope, as staff seek to bridge a looming shortfall threatening to push up rates by 11.9% next year. The council’s senior management team has been holding a series of meetings with activity managers across the organisation this week, to scrutinise initial financial projections for the 2012-13 year.

Council finance and corporate support general manager Athol Stephens said the council had included a 7.4% draft rates increase for 2012-13 in this year’s annual plan projections, but the DCHL shortfall would in effect push that forecast up to 11.9%, if left unchecked.

Council chief executive Paul Orders also announced restructuring of the council’s executive management team earlier this month, aimed at streamlining the organisation and saving money.

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Single stream recycling for apartment residents!

Why not in Dunedin . . .

### newstreamz.com January 25th, 2011
San Marcos Local News – formerly Newstreamz
Single stream recycling to begin for multi-family units
STAFF REPORT
Starting on Feb. 1, curbside recycling will be available to all San Marcos residents living in multi-family units. The San Marcos City Council passed the ordinance on December 7, establishing the expansion of the single stream recycling program in response to requests by city apartment residents.

Single-stream recycling means that all recyclables may be mixed in the same container without being separated. Texas Disposal Services (TDS) will provide recycling carts able to hold 96 gallons at each apartment complex.

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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