Tipping fees for Jackson County's solid waste are going up.

For small amounts of garbage (under 500 tons per month) the fee is going from $45/ton to $48/ton.

The increase was approved by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners on March 16.

In other action at that meeting, the board approved:

•  a change order for $54,000 to install curb and gutter at the new county agricultural center parking lots.

• a bid to repair the HVAC at the courthouse for $115,000.

• a lease for space at the Commerce Service Center from Badcock Furniture.

• an intergovernmental agreement with the Jackson County Board of Education for the use of school property for recreation.

• two proclamations for April, one for Donate Life Month and the other for Child Prevention Month.


In zoning actions, the BOC approved:

• a package of map amendments for a total of 27 acres on Galilee Church Rd. for 216 units of "workforce housing."

• a rezoning of four acres at Hwy. 53 and Bill Watkins Rd. from A-2 to A-R for two lots.

• a rezoning of 6 acres on Hwy. 330, Bogart from A-2 to A-R.

• a rezoning of .6 acres from R-2 to HRC on the Winder Hwy., Jefferson.


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