Transfer Station fees to drop

MIAMI COUNTY — Residents will see lower fees at the Miami County Transfer Station starting this spring. The Miami County Commissioners set a series of public hearings for March to discuss fee adjustments at their meeting Tuesday.

These fee adjustment hearings will be set for March 10, 17, 24 at 1:45 p.m. in the commissioners hearing room. Following these hearings, the new fees will be established effective April 1.

The proposed adjustments would lower the disposal charges by $4 per ton, Nikki Francis, financial analyst for the Sanitary Engineering Department, explained. That rate does not include the Ohio EPA fee of $4.75 per ton.

According to Francis, the department reviewed their finances and determined that the fees could be lowered. Fees were also reduced last year.

In other business, the commissioners approved the purchase of three 2016 Jeep Patriots for the Department of Development at a cost of $67,160.

The commissioners also authorized a consulting services agreement with Gregory Runevitch for Community Housing and Impact and Preservation program (CHIP) Housing Inspection training services at a cost not to exceed $5,000.

The commissioners also signed an agreement with SanAir Technologies for lead testing during the CHIP program.