County faces landfill expiration date

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:21 AM.

Commissioners also agreed with Danford’s suggestion to increase tipping fees by $5 per ton to $40.

“That would give us a place to start and I would suggest an increase every year,” Danford said, citing the higher prices charged by neighboring counties.

Given they were in a workshop, commissioners could take no formal action.

They also wondered if the roadside pickup of yard debris had to stop. The BOCC had voted to stop the pickup several years ago but since the service has returned, and some residents, one commissioner said had to come it “as an entitlement.”

But deputy administrator Michael Hammond noted that county loses $125,000 a year while removing yard debris at no cost, another burden not uniformly borne by ad valorem taxpayers while not universally used.

“The people deserve some services,” McLemore said. “I am not in favor of cutting them out.”

The discussion about mandatory garbage pickup echoed that theme.



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