County considers recycling program; mandatory garbage

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM.

Commissioners did raise the landfill fees to reflect a suggestion made by Public Works director Joe Danford during a workshop two weeks ago.

The fee was raised from $35 per ton to $40 per ton.

Commissioner Ward McDaniel said the much of District 2, he estimated 95 percent, is already on some kind of garbage pickup and that both cities also require mandatory pickup.

But Commissioner Joanna Bryan said the issue was one she would like to more fully review and consider before voting and commissioners agreed to table a decision on the pilot recycling program for two weeks.

Port of Port St. Joe

Commissioners expressed various opinions as to whether to write a letter to the governor in support of a $2 million appropriation that would alleviate a pressing foreclosure issue on a parcel of land owned by the Port of Port St. Joe.

Commission chair Tan Smiley said he had already written one representing himself as chairman in support of the appropriation, but his fellow commissioners had mixed views.

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