Starting with the November statements, a $5.73 “City Services” fee will appear as a line-item charge in residents’ monthly bills. The purpose of the fee is to help cover the costs for services such as picking up leaves and tree limbs. These services are not the same as the City’s resident-scheduled, bulk pick-ups of old couches, appliances, etc. But each is part of the sanitation policy update adopted by BOMA on September 6. These items were covered previously by General Fund revenues. But the Board of Mayor and Aldermen believes such costs are more properly paid for by sanitation fees. There will be decreasing subsidies during the five-year glide path to the self-sustaining funding mechanism established by BOMA.