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Board Of Supervisors Consider Raising Dump Fees

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors will be discussing increasing fees at the North Fork and Fairmead Landfills at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers in the Madera County Government Center, 200 West Fourth Street in Madera, at 10 a.m.Madera County Engineer Kheng Vang has submitted an agenda item for the Board Meeting, for “Discussion and Consideration to set hearing on February 26, 2012 for approval of rate increases and decreases to the public tipping fees at the Fairmead Landfill and North Fork Transfer Station.”

It has been recommended that fees be adjusted, raising the 3-can fee from $4.25 to $5.00.

On Oct. 2, 2012, the Madera County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with Redrock Environmental to operate the Fairmead Landfill and North Fork Transfer Station. On Oct. 9, 2012 the Board gave direction staff to prepare uniform public rates at the Fairmead Landfill and North Fork Transfer station. Vang says the staff “met with each contractor and agency, with the assistance of GBB Consulting, and negotiated the attached contracts with uniform rates.”

According to Vang, “The convenience rates and all charges have been rounded to allow quicker money transfers, and promote shorter lines at both facilities.”

The meeting is open to the public, and is also available for viewing online by clicking here.

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