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By Becky Jane Newbold
Managing Editor 

Who Has The Solution?

Commissioners Disagree On Garbage

 

Katelin Carroll

Lewis County Commissioners Brian Peery, left, and Jerry Ashmore, right, discuss a handout from Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner which warns of a Solid Waste Fiscal Cliff. "This is the fifth month in a row that the County Commission has been presented with a proposed funding source to cover the upcoming $111,500 annual budget shortfall in the Solid Wast account," the mayor's report states. Later in the meeting, the proposal failed with 12 voting no, one voting yes and one passing.

In yet another Solid Waste focused meeting, the Lewis County Board of Commissioners continued to seek an alternative to increased fees to save the beleaguered Solid Waste Department.

"This is the fifth month in a row that the County Commission has been presented with a proposed funding source to cover the upcoming $111,500 annual budget shortfall in the Solid Waste account," a written report from the mayor read.

"And if tonight's plan, or one similar to it isn't passed ASAP, then by late Summer or early this Fall, it looks like it will have a NEGATIVE fund balance, and the Solid Waste Dep...



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