A draft proposal has been given to county supervisors, detailing a new eight dollar solid waste fee. The monthly fee would be imposed on county households, not businesses and industries.
Officials say the fee is necessary to offset the rising costs of hauling trash out of the county, but residents say they're not prepared to pay for the county's problems. "It's just a bad decision that they made and the people of Page County should not have to pay for that mistake," says county resident Deborah Whitmer.
Supervisors have not acted on the proposal. A public hearing will have to be held before the fee can be voted on.