County approves new garbage franchise agreement

Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 02:45 PM.

BONIFAY — The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approved of their recently revised garbage franchise agreement during their Tuesday, Aug. 13, meeting.

County Attorney Jeff Goodman explained that it was basically the same agreement before only this time it added the requirement for franchises to show proof of insurance and reinforced that if any franchise that did not comply with the agreement could have their contract with the county terminated.

The board agreed to allow Goodman to advertise for Ordinance 05-08.

“This is a small county surtax that was started 17 or 18 years ago,” said Goodman. “For financial reasons the county has chosen to renew and I need permission to advertise to schedule for September to get it going.”

The board approved renewing their membership with Opportunity Florida in the amount of $1,992.70.

Commissioner Bill Parish asked what benefits the county receives from being a member of Opportunity Florida and Chairman Monty Merchant replied a “solicitation of businesses.”

“Their goal is bringing in businesses to the area,” said Goodman. “I like the idea of being a part of them.”

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