Darren Doyle, story:
If you're a Scott Waste customer, your bill will be increasing by 2% as of July 1, 2017 according to their contract that was discussed at today's fiscal court.
Edmonson County has a three-year contract with Scott Waste that renews automatically unless voted on by fiscal court. According to the contract, which has now been in place for at least the past 9 years, the exclusive agreement between Scott Waste and Edmonson County Fiscal Court states that the contract renews automatically every three years unless one or more of the parties involved choose to stop the automatic renewal to discuss, make provisions, or discontinue.
The contract further states that the waste company has the right to increase their rates annually by as much as 2% for a cost of living raise. Rates for residential customers will rise to $62.62 per quarter, or roughly $20.87 per month.