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Trash drop-off fees to rise
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Forsyth County News


The Forsyth County commission agreed to raise the price to drop off bagged trash at the county's three convenience centers from 25 cents to 50 cents per bag for customers who also recycle.

For those who don't recycle, the cost will remain at $1 per bag of trash.

Tammy Wright, manger of environmental programs, said the increase will be the first since the centers opened. It will also bring the county's rates more in line with those of neighboring cities and counties.

Also at Tuesday's work session, the commission:

• Added an electronic voting technician position to the voter registrar's 2011 budget, with the hire to come after April 1.

Funds were made available by eliminating one part-time and two seasonal positions.

If no other cuts are made, the position would increase the 2012 budget by $9,100.

• Adopted a resolution in support of the 1-cent sales tax for education referendum on March 15.

• Approved a settlement offer for ATS Holdings that, if accepted, would reduce to $20,000 soil and erosion fines owed at the Brookside subdivision on Hyde Road.

The proposal falls under a resolution to lower such fines for qualifying developments that have remediated the problems.

• Accepted a $7,500 grant from the United Way of Forsyth County for the local emergency management agency. The funds will be used for supplies and equipment.

• Note: All votes were 5-0 unless otherwise noted.