Board of Commissioners
3:00 P.M., Monday, November 10,
Third Floor Conference Room
W. Harold Pate Courthouse Annex
Committee Members: M. Bedner, J. Chapman, C. Fendig
Commissioners: J. Clark, H. Lynn
Staff: J. Bruner, J. Hegstrom, P.
McNicoll, G. Moore, J. Peterson, B. Rogers, B. Rowell, R. Shell
Press: J. Rayburn, P. Shierling
Others: Andy Anderson, John Witherspoon, Lou Diaz,
Discuss Solid Waste Services Contract.
Bedner had yet not arrived and Commissioner Fendig requested that Board of
Commissioner Chairman Jerome Clark call the worksession to order. He requested information from Interim
Administrator Gary Moore who stated that Phyllis McNicoll, Finance Director,
would discuss the solid waste collection issues. Ms. McNicoll stated that the latest billing
went smoother than in the past and delinquent notices were mailed after the due
date which notified customers that service would be discontinued if the bill
was not paid by October 20, 2003.
Approximately 1750 notices were mailed and services to approximately 500
customers was subsequently discontinued.
She also stated that the Information Technology Department is in the
process of implementing a new computer telephone system which will improve the
phone customer service and also allow staff to record calls as needed.
Howard Lynn voiced his displeasure concerning phone calls he had received due
to missed pick-ups. He also stated that
he would like to see the solid waste fee be added to the property tax bill in
the next year and that every residential property owner would be responsible
for payment of the service. The other
Commissioners agreed that adding the fee to the tax bill would solve
problems. Mr. Lynn stated that by
beginning to plan for the billing now, they could resolve problems and
questions by the time the tax bills are issued.