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Public hearing scheduled for Michigan county solid waste plan.

Lenawee County residents will have a second opportunity to comment on an updated countywide solid waste management plan.

A change to the plan was needed after Republic Services closed its Adrian Landfill in September 2013. A landfill tipping fee was the main funding source for recycling and solid waste programs in the existing plan.

After two years of working on the update, the solid waste planning committee adopted a draft document in February and sent it out for public comment and a hearing.

The proposed plan includes four options for dealing with the problem of continuing to fund county recycling programs without the landfill revenue of about $120,000 a year.

The options are to pay for solid waste programs from county and local government general funds, privately funded programs, seeking grant funding and a county millage that would have to be approved by voters. County commissioners are to choose from one of those options.

The hearing is the second of two on the updated plan. It originally was scheduled for June, but was rescheduled after the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality told the county a second notice of the hearing had to be published 30 days before the hearing. It was too late for a second notice of the June 15 date, so the hearing was rescheduled.

Source: The Daily Telegram

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