(ATLANTIC) The Cass County Board of Supervisors adopted the Cass County Illegal Dumping Ordinance following approval of the second reading and suspending the third reading at their meeting this morning.
The purpose of the ordinance is to prohibit illegal dumping in public places and on private property within the unincorporated areas of Cass County. Supervisor Chuck Rieken would like the public to know that this ordinance does not cover city limits.
“Just yesterday morning I had a guy stop me wanting to know, he said somebody had dumped a piano behind his place of business in Griswold, and he had read about this ordinance we were going to pass, and so I explained to him that the ordinance has no affect or power within the city limits,” said Rieken. “The cities are welcome to use this as a boiler plate to do their own but we have no authority in there, so he is going to have to deal with the Council.”
Fines for violating the provisions of the ordinance range from $100 to $1,000, depending on the amount of items dumped and whether it is a first, second or subsequent offense.
In other activity, the Supervisors approved bids from the Secondary Roads Department for 2 years of Diesel Fuel. Cass County Engineer Charles Marker received bids from Olsen Fuel Supply and 21st Century Coop. Olsen Fuel Supply had the low bid for the Anita and Griswold sheds with a margin of 8.4 cents per gallon. Marker said this is the same price margin they’ve had the last two years. And, 21st Century Coop had the low bid of 10.1 cents per gallon for the Massena Shed. Marker said they are estimating 25,000 gallons to be used at each of the shops per year.