BOCC says no more “kicking the can” on waste disposal franchises

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Holmes County Board of County Commissioners discuss tightening the requirements for waste disposal franchises in Holmes County during their regular meeting on Jan. 14.

Cecilia Spears
Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:28 AM.

BONIFAY — After much discussion the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners decided to tighten the requirements for waste disposal franchises in Holmes County, during their Jan. 14 meeting, to include that if any of the requirements are violated then the violating franchise could have there franchise agreement with the county revoked.

“We’ve been having issues with unsightly and unkempt sites,” said Commissioner Bill Parish. “Trash is being built up and scattered. Some locations just aren’t kept well.”

Chair Monty Merchant also added that anyone without the proper insurance should have their franchise agreement pulled immediately.

“Once again, this is yet another issue that I brought up the last time these franchise agreements were discussed,” said Commissioner Kenneth Williams. “We need to quit kicking this can down the road.”

Merchant assured Williams that this would be the last time these matters would be discussed.

“Well, the can has been picked up and no further down the road will it go,” said Merchant.

Board agreed to have County Attorney Jeff Goodman put in the contract that any violations could lead to their franchise agreement to be pulled.



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