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Remove Lawrence County, TN Solid Waste Disposal Fee

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The Lawrence County Government has been charging it's citizens a forced upon tax called the Solid Waste Disposal Fee for far too long. The bill is $54 per year and includes a late fee of $1 per month. In a year this totals over 22.22% in late fees for a Solid Waste Disposal Fee. The 2016 Census shows 18,180 households, and at a rate of $54 per year this totals $981,720 per year. This figure doesn't include an even higher rate for commercial property or late fees. The County Executive will tell you that if we get rid of the Solid Waste Disposal Fee that the county will just increase property taxes or another type of tax. However, I believe that the answer isn't to always increase taxes on the citizens of this great county. If you own a business and your expenditures of a department outweigh the revenue, you wouldn't immediately place an added expense on your customers. The answer would be to cut spending in order to bring back balance to the budget, and this county should be ran the exact same way. The immediate response of The Lawrence County Government shouldn't be to impose a greater tax on it's citizens. Let’s stand together to make Lawrence County great. 

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