VERONA, NJ - Verona's new garbage ordinance could soon be history.  The Town Council introduced an ordinance at its meeting on Monday that could rescind Ordinance 2018-18 which was approved May 21 and limited garbage pickup to just five cans per building.  

The latest ordinance comes in response to a petition created by Lakeside Deli which would have been impacted by the limitations on garbage pickup.  The petition of 667 valid signatures verified by the township clerk, exceeded the 656 signatures required to challenge Ordinance 2018-18, which was suspended June 11 when the petition met the minimum signatures needed.  

The original ordinance passed with three affirmative votes from Mayor Kevin Ryan, Deptuy Mayor Michael Nochimson and Councilman Alex Roman.  Councilmen Jack McEvoy and Ted Giblin were against the ordinance.  A public discussion will be held at the next council meeting on July 9 and the council will vote on whether to approve the repeal or call for a special election and have voters decide.  

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