A survey of trash-pickup prices — City of DeLand officials used this chart to illustrate to city commissioners that even a new higher charge of $12.23 a month for a single-family residence is lower than the monthly rates in most nearby communities. However, many of those communities with higher rates offer twice-a-week pickup, and DeLand residents get only one. In the “type of collection service” column, “msw” is regular garbage pickup, “recy” is recycling service, and “grw” is yard-waste collection. The numerals indicate the times per week the various services are offered. In the commercial column, “open mkt” means commercial customers are free to shop on the open market for waste-hauling for their businesses.
GRAPHIC COURTESY CITY OF DELAND
Getting new life — This former Masonic Temple will be converted into a financial firm on the ground floor and five luxury condominiums on the two upper floors. The white pseudo-windows on the third floor, a signature element of Masonic temples, will be retained, but flanked with modern windows.
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