Landfill association budget sees investment income increase – News
MAHANOY CITY — The North Schuylkill Landfill Association adopted its tentative balanced budget for 2018 that shows an increase in its investment income.
The association delegates from member municipalities voted at the Nov. 27 meeting for the budget on the motion from Ringtown delegate Julian Milewski and seconded by Mahanoy Twp. delegate James Stevens.
The proposed budget shows income of $76,000 in 2018, an increase of $11,000 over 2017. The expenditures remain the same at $49,874. The income increase is from the association changing the financial institution this year in order to get a better interest rate on its certificate of deposit of $2.8 million. The interest earned this year is $5,000 and will increase to $16,000 in 2018.
The tentative budget is available for viewing by the public at the home of landfill manager Robert Kalkiewicz by appointment by calling 570-773-1201.
The NSLA consists of 17 municipalities in northern Schuylkill County that had been operating a domestic waste landfill south of Shenandoah on Girard Estate property from 1971 to 1990.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, now the Department of Environmental Protection, enacted new rules requiring a double liner for landfills and prohibited the landfill near Shenandoah from accepting garbage. The association operated a transfer station for many years until the operation and equipment was sold in 2010 to the North Schuylkill Transfer Station LLC, a Rich family company, at $590,000, to be paid over a 10-year period at $5,000 per month. The association continues and is required by the state to maintain the landfill area.
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