High fuel costs weigh on Humboldt service

Humboldt's trash service provider has asked for additional reimbursement for diesel fuel, as costs have risen above $5 a gallon. The city council also has an opening, as a member is moving.

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May 10, 2022 - 2:42 PM

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HUMBOLDT — With the price of diesel fuel upward of $5 a gallon, Humboldt’s trash service provider, JKS of Erie, is requesting additional reimbursement.

The city’s contract with Kenny Schettler, owner of JKS, states the $5 a gallon benchmark triggers such an adjustment. Diesel is currently selling for about $5.30 a gallon.

Council members advised City Administrator Cole Herder to see what Schettler had in mind for the increase.

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