After an executive session leading off Tuesday night's Rapid City Council meeting, Council members approved a settlement with a garbage company the city says cheated it out of almost a million dollars in landfill fees.
Fish Garbage Service will owe the city $375,000 under the settlement.
That results from an investigation starting in 2009 that found the company was lying about what it was dumping for 3,700 loads, totaling at least 12,000 tons of trash.
The investigation found the company had cheated the city out of more that $900,000, but discovered the company had limited funds to pay that much.
The Council addressed another garbage issue Tuesday, voting unanimously to decrease solid waste collection fees by 8 percent.
That reduction is expected to cost the city almost $300,000 annually.