Inspectional Services Director Nick Catinazzo said he had asked the Council recently if they would postpone the ordinance.
"I asked some of the councillors if they would mind postponing it a little bit and they seemed okay with it," said Catinazzo
, saying his
department needed more time to publicize it and to figure out enforcement.
"January would be a good time to give us a head start and give everyone a head's up.
Summer is our busiest time of the year and we are just finishing with that work.
This will give us some time and I thought it would be a good idea to postpone it just a bit."
Catinazzo added that a representative from the company that makes the new rodent-proof trash bags, called Mint-X, would be at Monday's Council meeting to give a presentation.
Under the new ordinance, only barrels with covers and the Mint-X bags would be approved for curbside pickup.