Citizens Voice Opinion About Landfill Tippage Fees At Emery County Commission Meeting

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At the Emery County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Kent Wilson, Wade Williams and other citizens discussed the current landfill tippage fee implementation and draft amended tippage fee resolution.

In 2009, a $15 fee was decided for a ton of rubbish. The citizens that live the furthest from the landfill will be impacted the greatest.

“It’s money that’s not currently budgeted,” Ferron Mayor Trent Jackson commented. “If they don’t appoint someone to take the lead, it’s just going to be swept under the rug.”

Commissioners then ratified an approval to advertise for scrap metal bids.

They also approved for Maegan Wilberg to accept an invitation to become a member on the Utah State Museum Association Board. It would be approximately 37 hours a year, and she will attend five of the meetings throughout the year. The commission is willing to hold some of the meetings.

The Emery County Sheriff’s Office is applying for a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation for Shop with a Cop program. It does this every year and is able to help two students from each school. The sheriff’s office is trying to raise $2,400 and it will do a “miles for smiles” run on November 21 at 9 a.m. at the Emery County Sheriff’s Office. Participation will be $10, and it will provide hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls.

The aquatic center has punch passes for lap swim, aqua size and showers for $25 for 10 punches.

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