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County, city negotiate on landfill fees

 By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County will consider negotiating with the city on landfill fees, but commissioners aren't making any promises, proposing a fee increase of nine dollars and twenty five cents per ton.

The city of Albany is the largest customer, and that increase will have to be passed along to its customers, increasing monthly rates by more than two dollars.

City commissioners said they didn't like the drastic increase, now the county is reviewing the rates to see if they can meet somewhere in the middle. 

"The city is our largest customer and we value our largest customer and we certainly want to try to treat them as fairly as we can," said Richard Crowdis, Dougherty County Administrator.

The finance committee approved presenting the entire commission with the budgets as planned, including the rate increase, but administrator Richard Crowdis said he will look at the numbers and meet with staff to discuss the rates.


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