New revenue plans and recycling for the Bismarck Landfill are being put on hold.
The Bismarck City Commission agreed to prolong discussion on the revenue and recycling plans for the city-- that would have pushed costs on residents up four dollars a month. and then another $2.50 to $3.50 for recycling.
Commissioners voiced their concern on pushing the price for trash service up that much after not being touched since 1995.
(Josh Askvig/ Bismarck City Commissioner) "To take that big of a bite in that short of a time after we've gone so long without moving is a big increase and a big change for people especially when you add the other piece to it."
A lawsuit holding the Bismarck City Commission from moving forward with two major downtown projects has is over.
Business owner Curley Haugland sued the city alleging they aren't using tax increment financing for the projects they specified.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the city-- stating they were using those increments appropriately.
The ruling will allow the commission to move forward with two major downtown projects-- the quiet rail and a parking ramp on 6th.
(Parrell Grossman/ Bismarck City Commissioner) "Well it's really nice to have the lawsuit resolved favorably because we had wanted to deal with both of those projects many months ago because of the pressing need to take care of both quiet rail and parking needs downtown."
Tonight the City Commission also approved the new apartment complex going in at the North good Shepherd site on Washington.
It will be put on hold however as traffic studies and other business is addressed before building can begin.