Trash Talk Continues
March 5, 2020
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...