Daily Archives: June 21, 2010

County seeks to increase annual solid-waste fee

The annual solid-waste fee for residential property owners in Sedgwick County would go up $1.66 a year starting in July if county commissioners approve the hike on Wednesday.

The base fee for commercial property owners would rise $1.06.

The fees cover solid waste collection and disposal programs in the county.

The new fees would produce $1.26 million in 2011, and allow the county to maintain current solid-waste services and a storm debris contingency, as well as add a tire roundup event.

Residential property owners currently pay $4.04 a year on their property tax bill.  The new fee would be $5.70

The base fee for commercial property owners would rise from $4.40 to $5.46. Commercial property fees are structured in tiers depending on how much waste various business types generate.

The new fees would go into effect July 1 and appear on November property tax statements.

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