Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Septic Permit Fees Increase Oct 1

“Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to approve increasing permit fees for residential septic tanks to $360 and to $560 for other special permits, such as aerobic systems or commercial septic tanks.”

Dump fees

“Dump site fees will be charged according to the waste. A 30-gallon trash bag will cost residents $1 per bag. Shingles will be $18 per cubic yard. A complete list of fees, including camping fees at Wise County Park, is available from the county’s public works department.”

Commissioners Compromise with Grand Harbor

“Commissioners also verbally agreed to a compromise with the developer of Grand Harbor Estates on Lake Bridgeport. Developer Paul Femrite agreed to put fire hydrants every 500 feet for narrow lakeshore lots and every 1,000 feet for larger lots, as well as installing street signs before construction of any homes begin.In return, the county will allow just 5-foot setbacks on the narrow lots.

Proposed County Tax Rate Public Meeting Called

"Commissioners will hold a public meeting on the proposed tax rate of 44.153 cents per $100 valuation on Monday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m.”

The entire WCM article concerning the commissioner’s actions this week can be found at

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