Jasper Board Discusses Solid Waste Service


Published on June 9 2017 10:58 am
Last Updated on June 9 2017 10:58 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Jasper County Board members Thursday discussed concerns with the county's solid waste program.

The program, which utilizes dumpsters placed throughout the county, is being used by those who don't live in Jasper County, which increases costs to the County and makes less space available in the dumpsters to county residents.

Another problem is that some people are disposing of waste without properly sorting it; an example is people putting colored glass in the clear glass side. That means it has to be sorted by hand before it can be properly disposed of. The disposal company can also reject such loads.

County Engineer Ben Bland will research the matter.

Board members also heard that $2,000 has been spent on replacement rural reference signs. 911 funds cannot be used to purchase the signs; the money must come from the county or the affected townships.

The Board discussed seized and forfeited properties. It was decided to let the Sheriff's Department sell off the properties and use the proceeds to purchase equipment.

There was discussion of public complaints about the sidewalk on the northeast corner of the Courthouse in Newton. Tree roots has left the sidewalk uneven.

The Board named Mike Hall to the South Central Illinois Regional Planning and Development Commission, and named Dale Haskett and Pat Burtch to two-year terms on the County Board of Review. Board members also approved the purchase of two radios for the ambulance service for $1,000 each, and purchased eight computers for county squad cars.