Right now, if you don’t rinse out the bottle, you can be fined $10.
Which brings up the age-old story of Oneonta’s archaic ordinances.
The ordinance making it a $10 penalty for an unrinsed bottle is one of the many that will be updated by the Municipal Code Corporation of Tallahassee, Fla.
The ordinances have been in the hands of the coders since early this summer.
City officials are hoping in the “very near future” that the ordinances will be returned to Oneonta — modernized and cleared of all archaic “legal debris.”
City Clerk Christine Mannona said yesterday that galley proofs of the ordinances are expected in Oneonta “any day now.”
City Attorney Anthony DeAngelo revealed that he spent two days with the “editor” on the project.
Once the local officials agree on the revised code, the present municipal ordinances will be repealed and the new ones immediately adopted, he said.
But to get back to the milk bottle ordinance, though a resident can’t be fined for not rinsing the bottle, city officials will probably recommend that you do.
After all, it’s a good idea.