The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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May 11, 2013

Council member questions fee, rate

CLINTON —

Clinton City Council member Jennifer Graf told the Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency this week that Clinton is looking for a reduction in either the per-ton tipping fee or the per capita rate at the landfill.

“We (Clinton) cannot sustain what we’re doing now at $44 a ton and $10 a head. I’m telling you that right now,” Graf said.

Director of Operations and Education Brad Seward is hes- itant to reduce either of the rates, but preferred dropping the $10 assessment if he had to pick one. He told the board that the $44 tipping fee was estab- lished in 1993 and the assess- ment was established in 2004.

Graf said the per capita rate was set to help the CCASWA at a time when it was in finan- cial troubles. Now that it is doing better financially, she felt the rates should be re- examined. She added it was crazy to not take another look at a price established 20 years ago. Seward felt it was a “bright shining star” in the county that the agency has not raised the tipping cost in 20 years.

Director Lori Jahn, of Charlotte, felt the reason the agency is doing well is because it planned ahead. She pointed out that at one time, the landfill was not run as well and had to play catch-up to get on the track it is on now. She did not want to see the CCASWA fall behind if its revenue is reduced when large expenses, like the new cell for $1.2 million, are just around the corner.

“As a county, everybody needs to be prepared for the hit we’re going to take when we to have to open a new cell,” Jahn said.

Graf asked how much of an impact would dropping the assessment to $7 per head have. Seward estimated that for the entire county, the agency would lose $150,000 each year. He said if they lost this revenue, single stream recycling and other possible projects would be delayed.

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