Decisive Vote Coming Soon on Garbage Switch

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

The possible switch from dumpsters to residential pickup in Lauderdale County didn't come up at Monday's supervisors meeting, but it is likely to soon.

Supervisors have already approved a bid from the Arrow Corporation of Alabama to make the switch. But there is still work to do before that becomes a reality.

At the board's next meeting Feb. 16, supervisors will vote on whether or not to accept the contract with that company.

Supervisor Craig Hitt said he believes the issue has the three votes needed to pass the garbage change.

Hitt did say he has observed some confusion when it comes to the cost this change would have for residents.

"I've had some calls that now we will have to pay $9.10 per month, plus $100. It's $100 dollars plus the four mills and and that is what makes the income for the sanitation dept," Hitt said.

Hitt said he hopes the county would be able to lower the garbage fee or millage once the sanitation debt is paid off in several years.

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