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Various landfill updates; Possible Brownfield grant; Addressing; New P&Z appointments

Solid Waste Charge Account Fees

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) reached a final decision regarding fees for charge accounts at the landfill. Holders of charge accounts will have access privileges six days a week (Monday – Saturday). However, there is now a $20.00 account set up fee, and a $5.00 late fee for all charge accounts. In addition, all past-due accounts will have their use privileges suspended two weeks after receipt of the second payment notice.

Land Fill Closure is 60% Complete

The BOCC was also updated on the landfill closure. It is currently over 60% completed, and will be finished by the end of next week. There is still an ongoing discussion regarding the groundwater monitoring wells for the landfill. The Department of Environmental Quality has requested the installment of three monitoring wells in order to determine hydraulic flow of groundwater in the area.


Nelson Engineering reported that work is still progressing on the construction of the permanent transfer station.


Brownfield Grant Application

The Brownfield grant application is still in progress. The county is researching with Friends of the Teton River the feasibility of applying overflow water from Teton Creek to recharge adjacent lands. 


Addressing Committee Update

The addressing committee updated the BOCC on their evaluation of road names and addressing in Teton County. With recent rapid growth and development, duplicative and confusing addressing has made it difficult for medical, fire, and law enforcement to access certain locations throughout the valley. The addressing committee is evaluating the problem, and proposing new address systems to alleviate the confusion and help county services reach all residents in the time of an emergency. For more information, contact the county GIS department. 


Two New Appointments to the P&Z Commission

The BOCC also appointed two new members to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Jeff Carter and Dave Hensel will replace Kent Bagley and Andy Richardson, serving four-year terms effective January 1, 2008. They will be sworn at their first P&Z Commission Meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2008.  


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