Notice of Public Hearing - Amendment to Solid Waste Ordinance - Adjustment of Monthly Collection Charge

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSAL TO AMEND, ALTER AND CHANGE THE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION ORDINANCE, ADJUST MONTHLY COLLECTION CHARGE AND DISALLOW NEW EXEMPTIONS AFTER DECEMBER 29, 2011

The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on April 6, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room in the Neshoba County Courthouse to receive public comment and input on proposed amendments, alterations and changes to the Solid Waste Collection Ordinance of Neshoba County.

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:  March 4, 2020; March 11, 2020; and March 18, 2020