County continues to look at millage increase

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 12:01 PM.

McLemore has opposed a move to mandatory pickup and a referendum to implement a sales tax to fund mandatory garbage pickup was pushed to November 2014 due to opposition to mandatory garbage on the board.

However, McDaniel seemed to be backing off his opposition, noting that both cities have mandatory garbage collection and that the move would likely “not hurt anyone.”

“We are going to have to cross the bridge sooner or later and I’d rather it be sooner,” McDaniel said.

County administrator Don Butler was charged with continuing to explore options with both cities and examining whether the county could extend its current contract, which expires early next year, by a few months to coincide with the expiration of Port St. Joe’s contract.

Port St. Joe’s vendor is Waste Pro; the county’s Waste Management; the city of Wewahitchka contracts with Parker Sanitation.

But linking up with the cities, it was suggested, a better overall rate for all county residents could be negotiated.

Wewahitchka health services

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