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Louisville spring cleanup’s revenue increases, while expenses decrease

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LOUISVILE - Two issues elected officials tend to talk about most are ways they can decrease expenses and increase revenues.

This year’s spring cleanup in the town of Louisville did both.

Highway Superintendent Vern Fenlong said the town collected 104.63 tons of garbage over the four-day cleanup held last month.

Tipping fees for disposal of the garbage cost the town $10,570. Last year’s cleanup, Mr. Fenlong said, cost the town just over $15,000.

The reason for the decreased cost, he said, was a combination of lower tipping fees at the county’s transfer station as well as reduction in the amount of trash.

At the same time the cost for the event decreased, Mr. Fenlong said the town was able to bring in more than $200 in additional revenue compred to last year.

Mr. Fenlong said this year the town collected enough scrap metal to receive $1,571. Last year the town received $1,323.

“It looks like we increased our revenues and decreased our expenses,” Councilman Patrick D. Carroll said. “That’s a good thing.”

Town Supervisor Larry R. Legault asked Mr. Fenlong if there were any issues with this year’s event.

Mr. Fenlong said there were no problems.

“Were people bringing what they were supposed to?” Mr. Legault asked.

“Yup,” Mr. Fenlong replied.

This year’s cleanup was held from May 14 to 17.

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