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Posted: 05/6/2013 9:20 AM | Comments: 0
Tougher new fines for illegal dumping in Winnipeg have cleared the first hurdle at city hall.
Council's protection and community services committee has approved a new fee structure for dumping that will see minimum fines for illegal dumping of a large load of garbage, furniture, car parts and appliances -- or the accumulation of this material -- increase to $2,000 for individuals or $4,000 for corporations.
The existing fine is $300.
The fine for illegal dumping of a smaller amount of garbage will be raised to $600 for individuals or $1,200 for corporations.
Fines for littering a small item such as a gum wrapper or cigarette butt will be reduced to $100, with an early-payment option of $50.
Fines for spitting will be reduced to $100 from $1,000.
The city does not expect to generate revenue from the higher fines. The additional revenue will finance increased enforcement, committee was told.
The city has already targeted garbage accumulations in the North End and the Spence neighbourhood.
Couns. Scott Fielding (St. James), Thomas Steen (Elmwood), Ross Eadie (Mynarski) and Harvey Smith (Daniel McIntyre) voted unanimously for the plan.
It still faces executive policy committee and council approval.
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