Annexed Residents Receive Trash Cans
(Memphis, TN) The city of Memphis is delivering city trash cans to the newly named citizens of South Cordova.
This is one of the first signs of annexation.
Joe O’Shields expects the amount he pays in taxes to double this year, since he is now an annexed resident of Memphis, “I think it’s grossly unfair the way the city has handled it. I don’t think it’s fair to the citizens. We had good service and all of a sudden we’re in the city.”
O’Shields got his new city trash can Wednesday.
He didn’t have to pay for this new bin, but $25 will be added to his monthly MLGW bill.
O’Shield’s doesn’t think it’s fair new residents will be charged city taxes for the entire year, when it just went into effect in July, “There are a lot of young families with kids in school and they aren’t prepared to come up with thousands of dollars to pay taxes with two months notice.”
Bobby Benson lives in Cordova and was annexed five years ago.
He says the city does a great job with trash collection, “They’ve become part of the city. like it or not. just like we did five years ago. They weren’t up fussing and carrying on like they are now. Now they get to take the turn we had.”
People in the annexed area are responsible for canceling the private trash services they’ve used until now.
The city’s trash pick-up will begin next week.
If you haven’t received your trash can yet, don’t worry they’ll be dropping them off again tomorrow.