Houston County Sanitation Fee Increase

You may not use diesel fuel in your engine, but you may have to pay for it.

Federal regulations have caused diesel to be more pure.

In turn, the cost for Houston County’s sanitation trucks using the oil has gone up.

In 2005, commissioners voted for the sanitation fee to increase from $9.60 to $12, that price may eventually spike to $15.

“We were advised to go up to $13 when we did our previous increase. We really wanted to limit the impact on our citizens and hoped $12 would cover it and honestly it just didn't,” said Chairman Mark Culver of Houston County Commission.

The move is part of Houston County’s long-range plan to better the county.

Commissioners won't move on the issue for another three weeks until they gather residents input.


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  • by Shane on Jul 20, 2007 at 04:57 AM
    I agree with the first comment. It is always something that needs an increase. How many millions are being made just from the 1% tax increase. There are still some low income people that still live in Dothan.
  • by OKAY LET'S GET REAL Location: DOTHAN on Jul 19, 2007 at 04:49 PM
    THE CITY COMMISSIONER AND THE MAYOR YOU ALL ARE TAKING IT TOO FAR, EVERY WEEK YOU ALL ARE COMING UP WITH SOME KIND OF WAY TO GET MORE MONEY FROM THE CITIZEN OF HOUSTON, HELP ME TRY TO UNDERSTAND THIS IT HAS BEEN A ONE CENT SALES TAX, THEN MINIMUM IS A PROBLEM, WANT BUILD A NEW CIVIC; LIBARY NEED TO BE REMODELED; PEOPLE IN HOUSTON ARE NOT STUPID BELIEVE OR NOT.
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