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Waste Management Proposed Rate Increase on Residents to the Cherokee County Commission

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

CHEROKEE COUNTY - During the planning session that took place before this week’s meeting of the Cherokee County Commission – Mike Mitchell with Waste Management spoke with Commission members regarding a proposed rate increase for Cherokee County residents.

The Commission took no action during the meeting on Monday and told Mitchell that they would be back in contact with him regarding the matter of the rate increase on the Cherokee County residents.

The Weekly Ledger will keep you up to date on this as information becomes available.

During this week’s regular meeting it featured a full agenda – one that included:

  • Approval of an agreement with Avenu Insights & Analytics for map and plat services for the County Probate Office.

  • Approval of a Health Services Agreement with Southern Health Partners, concerning inmate medical services for the period of October 1st, 2022, through September 30, 2023, with a rate increase from $267,961.36 annually to $284,039.04 yearly.

  • The declaration of two vehicles – a pair of 2011 Mack dump trucks from the Highway Department – as surplus to be sold at the next J.M. Wood Equipment Auction.

  • Approval of Highway Department annual bids for the period of October 1st of 2022, through September 30th, 2023, as presented by County Engineer Corey Chambers.

  • The hiring of William Teague as an Animal Control Officer.

  • The posting of a Clerk position in the Probate Office

  • The approval of a finance agreement with TruckWorks, Inc. (SouthPoint Bank) in the amount of $430,200 for the purchase of two Kenworth Dump Trucks.

  • The approval of the East Central Alabama Highway Safety Office Traffic Enforcement Agreement for October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023.

  • It was also approved for $325,000 in ARPA Funds to be made available for the Health Care Authority (HCA) to use in regard to ambulance service-related matters.

The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission will be on Monday, September 26 starting at 5:00 pm, in the County Administration Building on Cedar Bluff Road in Centre.


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