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Avoid a $250 Fine: Sanitation Schedule Shifts for Thanksgiving

Families in Port Chester can avoid costly fines by checking the holiday sanitation schedule for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Families in Port Chester were fined a combined $37,000 last Thanksgiving for taking the trash out on the wrong day during the holiday week.

According to village code, fines for trash violations range between $250 and $500, and several trustees promised last year there would be no leniency for repeat offenders. First-time offenders are issued a warning, and an amnesty issued in 2009 became political fodder last year, when elected leaders were looking for every bit of revenue they could collect.

Garbage collection on Monday, Tuesday and Friday will be unchanged during Thanksgiving week, according to the holiday sanitation schedule. Thursday pick-ups will shift to Wednesday, and there will be no trash collection on Thanksgiving Day.

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Linda Turturino November 15, 2011 at 11:47 PM
what they need to do is schedule code enforcement ALL STAFF to go out starting 800AM on Wednesday and start writing I am sure as always they will have plenty of work. The problem is by 12 Wednesday Town Hall is a ghost town.
Linda Turturino November 23, 2011 at 02:45 PM
as a side note the $37,000 in fines for just the one week justifies a salary for an additional code enforcer. The rest of the year would be money to say for example to put towards our infastructure.

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