The City Services Committee has agreed upon a stopgap solution to the city’s solid waste billing crisis.

Councilman John Rowland, using information gathered from a forum held over the weekend, presented a six-point proposal that would prevent the solid waste fund deficit from increasing, while allowing more time for a permanent solution to be reached.

A special meeting of the City Council Committee of the Whole will be held on April 3 at 1:30 p.m.

If Rowland’s proposal is adopted by the Committee of the Whole and approved by the City Council on April 10, a flat fee will be added to a customer’s monthly solid waste bill to allow city leaders until October to implement a long-term solution.

For more information, pick up a copy of tomorrow's Clinton Herald.