The Cabell County Commission in West Virginia rejected the Cabell County Solid Waste Authority’s request to place its proposed recycling levy on the November general election ballot. As a result of this decision, the solid waste authority will run out of money and be forced to terminate its countywide recycling program at the end of this year.
If the levy would have been approved, the solid waste authority would have received $300,000 to assist with its budget crisis, ultimately allowing the recycling program to continue.
The Hearald-Dispatch has more information:
The Cabell County Solid Waste Authority's last-ditch effort to continue the countywide recycling program failed during a Cabell County Commission meeting Thursday morning.
Commissioner Bob Bailey made a motion to place the Solid Waste Authority's proposed recycling levy on the November general election ballot, following several comments from residents and officials with the authority in favor of the measure.
However, the motion died after not receiving a second from Commission President Anne Yon or Commissioner Nancy Cartmill.