Nash County is holding a public hearing regarding a proposed fee increase for solid waste. The following four (4) options are being proposed to the Board of Commissioners for their consideration.
- Option 1 – Increase rural household solid waste fee from $96 per year to $125 per year. 23.2% fee increase
- Option 2 – Establish municipal rate of $25 per year and increase rural household fee from $96 per year to $101 per year. New fee on municipalities, many already receive solid waste service, and a 4.9% fee increase
- Option 3 – Establish municipal rate of $20 per year and increase rural rates from $96 per year to $106 per year. New fee on municipalities, many already receive solid waste service, and a 9.4% fee increase
- Option 4 – Raise the property tax rate for all Nash County residents by $.03, from $0.67 to $0.70, and eliminate solid waste household fees. 4.3% property tax increase on all Nash County property owners.
According to Nash County, the convenience centers (trash and recycling drop-off stations) are being paid from a fund balance in the utility fund that will be depleted after this fiscal year. Please consider the impact each scenario will have on both you and Nash County. Please plan to attend the public hearing or contact your Nash County Commissioner to have your voice heard.
Meeting: Nash County Board of Commissioners – Public Hearing on Solid Waste Fees
When: January 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Where: Claude Mayo, Jr. Administrative Building, 120 West Washington St., Nashville, NC 27856