NOTICE OF A RECESSED PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSAL TO AMEND, ALTER AND CHANGE THE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION ORDINANCE TO ADJUST MONTHLY COLLECTION CHARGE
The purpose of this notice is to provide notice of the rescheduled/recessed public hearing concerning that certain hearing that was originally scheduled for April 6, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Neshoba County Courthouse in the City of Philadelphia, MS to receive public comment and input on proposed amendments, alterations and changes to the Solid Waste Collection Ordinance of Neshoba County. Because of the current states of emergency and wanting to provide ample opportunity for public comment, that public hearing was recessed until June 15, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Neshoba County Courthouse in the City of Philadelphia, MS at which time the Board will receive public comment. Further, the public is welcome to provide written comment to the following: 401 Beacon Street, Suite 107, Philadelphia, Mississippi 39350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presently, Neshoba County charges a fee of $12.50 per month, per generator of solid waste for solid waste collection and disposal and has done so since January of 2012. This monthly fee generates approximately $560,216.00 per year to operate all solid waste collection and disposal in the unincorporated areas of Neshoba County. The actual cost of solid waste collection and disposal is approximately $615,846.00 per year. The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors proposes to increase the solid waste disposal fee to $16.50 per month, per generator, effective January 1, 2021. This is a 32% increase in the fee per month, per generator and an estimated 32% increase in total revenues or the sum of $179,269.00 in increased revenues above last year's collection. The purpose of the proposed increase in the monthly fee is to prevent continued and unsustainable budget short falls in the operation of the solid waste collection and disposal system of Neshoba County, to repay old outstanding interfund loans associated with garbage collection activities budget deficits and provide for imminent future capital expenses. There has been no increase to this fee since January 1, 2012.
Other that the aforementioned proposed amendment, the ordinance will remain unchanged.
Anyone who wishes to review the proposed changes in detail may view the proposed amendments to the Solid Waste Collection Ordinance in the Office of the Chancery Clerk at 401 East Beacon Street, Suite 107, Philadelphia, Mississippi.
/s/ Guy Nowell_______________
GUY NOWELL, CLERK
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
NESHOBA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
Publication Dates: April 22, 2020, April 29, 2020 and May 6, 2020