Thursday, June 7, 2012
Rubbish site notches forward
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors met recently with John Porter to discuss a proposed Class II rubbish site on the northwestern edge of the county.
Details of the agreements Marshall County Solid Waste Authority wants to work out with Porter must be fine-tuned, according to board attorney Kent Smith.
Smith has recommended that tipping fees the county wants to collect as host county should be settled before the plan is approved by the board of supervisors and sent on up the regulatory line of command.
Supervisors wanted to know how the county would monitor the volume of rubbish going into the site in order to collect a rate at the gate. Smith said the company would have to agree to provide certain records.
The county wants to get a slice of the business through its tipping fee charges to Porter clients and also to get a reduced fee for rubbish it carries to the pit.
Porter suggested several ways to estimate the volume or tonnage that goes into the pit from each load emptied. He said scales are too expensive at startup of the business.
The county wants to increase the tipping fee as the company grows over time with the economy.
Smith said the agreements other counties have with pit owners will be studied in drawing up a memorandum of understanding with Porter.
The matter was tabled until further details of a contract could be explored.
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