Friday, April 22, 2016

Steuben lawmakers to discuss solid waste deal, weather warning system

Steuben County lawmakers are considering a plan to offer discounted rates to local and regional municipal waste haulers if they agree to a three year contract. It’s called a tipping fee (read the proposal here). On Monday (4/25/16), the (Steuben) county legislature will discuss adopting a $44 per ton fee instead of the current $59 per ton charge. A separate agreement will allow solid waste from Alfred State College to be deposited in Steuben County (read proposal here). Steuben lawmakers will also consider a 30 year agreement to place equipment on Call Hill in Hartsville as part of New York’s new Early Warning Weather Detection System (read the proposal here). The network will provide state and local government officials with access to real-time data and robust predictive models, enabling emergency management decision-makers to better plan and mitigate for extreme and devastating weather events.