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(A) The County Fiscal Court hereby authorizes the County Solid Waste Coordinator and/or the county or its designee impose, collect and administer assessed fees on permitted landfills and waste transporters in the county. The County Solid Waste Coordinator shall assess fees in accordance with the provisions of this chapter as herein prescribed and the fees shall be assessed on waste generated within the county.
(B) The County Fiscal Court hereby imposes and assesses fees on permitted landfills and waste transporters in or operating within the county, and authorizes the County Solid Waste Coordinator, or other county designees to collect and administer fees so imposed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter as herein prescribed and the fee shall be assessed on waste generated, transported and/or deposited in the county. The fees to be imposed by the County Fiscal Court as follows:
(1) The fee for waste generated and/or collected within the county, but deposited or disposed of outside of the county shall be $0.50 per ton.
(2) The fee for waste generated and/or collected within county and deposited or disposed of in the county shall be $0.50 per ton.
(3) The fee for waste generated and/or collected outside of the county and deposited or disposed of in the county shall be $0.625 per ton.
(C) The County Fiscal Court may establish service charges or fees for each dwelling unit and each commercial establishment for solid waste collection and disposal as may be necessary to meet all costs of operation and maintaining the solid waste management system. All fees which may be imposed, including revisions thereof, shall be paid by the resident or owner of record of the property served and shall be paid to the court or its designee at times set by the court.
(D) However, if any solid waste collector or operator and/or any operator of a contained landfill or sanitary landfill operating within the county is operating under any existing municipal contract with any city or county, which does not allow an increase or pass through of any increased fees accessed to the city or county under existing municipal contract, then in that event, the solid waste collector or operator and/or operator of a contained landfill or sanitary landfill shall be exempted from the payment of the fee imposed under this section until the termination of the existing municipal contract or for a period of two years from the effective date of this chapter, whichever time is shorter. The Solid Waste Collector or operator and/or operator of a contained landfill or sanitary landfill must supply a copy of the municipal contract to the county, under which it is claiming exemption from fees imposed herein, for the county's review and before the exemption shall become effective.
(Ord. 1010.11, passed 5-17-94; Am. Ord. 09-96-01, passed 9-24-96)