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May 6, 2014

Council committees hold off on bag ban vote

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No cost studies were introduced to indicate how much more it would cost to use paper bags rather than plastic.

Speakers on both sides of the issue said that residents should be more conscious of the need to pick up trash, and to recycle proper household goods.

Ormond said that the Chamber is studying the issue and is polling its members regarding their view on the issue. She said that about 25 percent of its members are in the retail field.

In addition, committee members say they will meet next week to continue to discuss the merits of converting from plastic to paper.

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