Recycling efforts have increased across Lewis County including just inside the front door of the Lewis County Court House. Using these bins, employees and others doing business in the building have the option to help reduce the amount of garbage Lewis County taxpayers must pay to have removed each week from the county. Members of the Board of County Commissioners voted Monday evening to use a portion of the Governor's Local Government Support Grant to purchase a set of scales for the Lewis County Transfer Station. The scales would allow employees at the landfill the ability to weigh trash going out to verify billing. Additionally, it would allow for charges for excess trash brought to the landfill.
A huge boom for local governments came when members of the Tennessee Legislature recently approved removing restrictions for Local Government Support Grant funds. Lewis County's portion was increased to $744,538, anticipated to be released in mid-July.
Lewis County Commissioners rescinded a resolution of approved projects Monday evening 13 to one in order to reallocate the funds. Voting no was Commissioner Patrick Halfacre.
Commissioners Bill Dyer and Ronnie Brewer were absent and two of the 18 seats are vacant.
Commissioner Michael King submitted a letter of resignation last week, June 2...