(Richmond, IN)--Richmond Common Council member Jamie Lopeman is asking council members to at least consider an idea that would fund the demolition of old Reid. Lopeman is pointing to a decision to privatize sanitation service that was entered into by a city in New York. It resulted in a $23 million up-front payment. Lopeman says a similar payment would pay to remove old Reid. It would also result in annual payments of between one and two million dollars to the city and would mean all residents would pay the same rate for trash disposal. Right now in Richmond, payments are based on assessed property values.