Lawrence County Solid Waste 2021 Budget Set At $2.8M

(BEDFORD) – The only budget hearing Tuesday night was for the Lawrence County Solid Waste District.

The budget request for 2021 had an increase of $66,053. The total amount requested was $2,891,800. This is a 2.4 percent increase over last year’s budget.

“This year, we had to increase staff due to a large increase in people using our facilities. I think people started cleaning out their storage areas and garages when COVID-19 hit. A part-time employee had to be moved to full-time to keep up with the work,” said Solid Waste District Director Ron Walker.

In 2021, Lawrence County Solid Waste District is not expected to see any changes in the Local Option Income Tax revenues.

The Lawrence County Solid Waste District employs 31 people.

The following budget hearings are scheduled:

  • Tuesday September 8th at 6:00 p.m.
    • a. Solid Waste Adoption
    • b. Coroner
    • Forensics
    • c. County Assessor
      • Reassessment
      • Sales/ Disclosures
  • Superior Court I –
    • a. non -violence
    • b. JRG Problem Solving Court
  • Superior Court II –
    • a. ADAPT
    • b. Problem Solving Grr
    • Problem Solving Drug Court
  • Circuit Court