Emery County Commission Approves New Landfill Tippage Resolution

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Effective March 1, 2016 a new landfill tippage fee will be charged to commercial contractors. The announcement was made at the Emery County Commission meeting on Tuesday evening.

Contaminated soil will remain at $15 a ton and non-contaminated will be charged $10 a ton on anything over 1,000 pounds. One contractor figures this will result in about a 10-20% increase per household or citizens with garbage pickup. City roll-off containers will not be charged. This approval follows about a year and a half of discussion. The old resolution will be ineffective immediately.

The Miner’s Memorial Committee also addressed the commission asking for a decision on the color and lights for the memorial. The monument will be placed in Castle Dale during next year’s county fair next to the existing miner’s memorial. The committee has been very pleased with the response of the cities in Emery County.

There will be benches placed around the memorial and individuals, families or groups can have their names placed on plaques on these benches for a contribution of $1,500. This contribution is largely tax deductible. Emery County will help with ground preparation and placement of the memorial.

Several resolutions regarding meeting dates, holidays and contracts were also approved. A public hearing on the budget for the new year was held and as there was no public comment, the resolutions were approved.

A letter of support will be sent with Goblin Valley State Park’s application for International Dark Sky Park Designation. It was noted that Emery County is a great place to see the stars at night. There are only a few of these areas chosen internationally.

Approval was given for Tina Carter to be a member on the Utah Office of Tourism Advisory Committee. Sheriff Greg Funk received approval for a new software program from Spillman Technologies for his department as well.

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