Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Becky Jane Newbold
Managing Editor 

Trash Talk Continues


Pete Noblin

Mayor Jonah Keltner speaks to members of the audience during a meeting of the Solid Waste Committee, seated at the table, Monday at Lewis County Courthouse. Members of the Public Safety Committee, in the jury box, also discussed ways to alleviate budget shortfalls at the Lewis County Transfer Station. Fee compromises proposed by the mayor did not find sponsorship and community members offered possible solutions during the meetings.

Committee members declined sponsorship of a resolution Monday, presented by the county mayor, that sought to balance certain year-end budget shortfalls for Lewis County's Solid Waste account.

Mayor Jonah Keltner, chief financial officer of Lewis County, presented a compromise that was projected to raise $119,508, "just barely enough to cover the estimated $111,500 annual shortfall" resulting from the closure of Decatur County Landfill.

If 100 percent of the fees are paid.

The resolution proposed to increase rates for Commercial Solid Waste beginning April 1, 2020 to the "Proposed Quarterl...

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