(Audubon) The Audubon County Board of Supervisors has presented a counter offer to the Solid Waste Commission.
Last week, the Audubon County Landfill Commission responded to the supervisor’s letter of intent to withdraw by offering a 37% per capita reduction to all entities. The board was expected to vote on withdrawal from the commission at their meeting yesterday, however, they chose to make a counter-offer to the commission.
“We said we could work with their 37% reduction in the upcoming year but asked that the remainder be eliminated over the following two years so that at the end of three years we would end up with the per capita eliminated.”
Supervisors Chairman Todd Nelsen says the board would like to hear from the commission by Friday so that they can vote on withdrawal next Monday. Nelson explains why the board extended a counter offer instead of voting to withdraw.
“One of the main reasons was the five years we have left with Harrison County and the building addition they did down there received a grant. We are not sure exactly what would happen to that grant if we pull out of the commission. So we are trying to take the five years left on the Harrison County agreement and transition to where want to be.”
Audubon County is currently entered into a ten year agreement with Harrison County. The next supervisor’s meeting is set for 9:00 a.m on April 23rd.