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Senate Bill Proposes to Limit Funding for Waste Management Through Property Taxes

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Monroe County officials are keeping an eye on proposed legislation that would severely limit a county’s ability to fund solid waste management districts through property taxes. Solid Waste Management Director Tom McGlasson said Senate Bill 465 has been assigned to a committee but hasn’t yet had a hearing.

“That bill sought to eliminate taxing authority of solid waste management districts, and would also allow for flat fees per household or another measuring stick that counties chose to utilize to fund the districts, but would prohibit those fees from being collected through the property tax rolls,” explained McGlasson.

If such restrictions