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PSC Invites Public to Hearings on Approval of Disposal of Solid Waste Tipping Fees

BY SOURCE STAFF — JANUARY 28, 2016

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-government/2016/01/28/psc-invites-public-hearings-approval-disposal-solid-waste-t

The Public Services Commission (PSC) invites the public to a meeting concerning the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) for approval of the Imposition of Tipping Fees for Disposal of Solid Waste (Docket No. 650).
The hearing examiner requests public comment and information in this matter from interested parties and from the public. A copy of the Application for Solid Waste Tipping Fees filed by VIWMA in this matter may be obtained from the PSC.
The following public hearings will be conducted:
St. John: 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Senate Building in Cruz Bay
St. Thomas: 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the PSC Offices in Barbel Plaza
St. Croix: 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, in the V.I. Port Authority Conference Room, Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
The hearings are open to the public. The parties and the public will have the right to appear in person and present testimony and argument in support of their respective positions at the above public hearings.
Members of the public who wish to testify should notify Tisean Hendricks, PSC Custodian of Records, at 776-1291 or thendricks@psc.gov.vi on or before Feb. 8.
The hearing examiner invites all members of the public to file written comments in this matter on or before Feb. 8 at the offices of the Public Services Commission on St. John at the Senate Building in Cruz Bay; on St. Croix at the Sunny Isle Professional Building, Suite 1; or on St. Thomas at Barbel Plaza, No. 8 Estate Ross.

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Topic starter Posted : January 29, 2016 10:49 pm
Scubadoo
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This can't help the problem with people dumping on the side of the road.

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Posted : January 30, 2016 5:09 am
Bombi
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Everywhere else in the world that I've lived property taxes support waste disposal. This is going create a huge problem with dumping in the guts and bush.

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Posted : January 30, 2016 9:54 am
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Everybody concerned should attend the public meetings to express their concerns. It's really sad that when these meetings are held there's usually only a mere handful of people showing up to ask questions but a slew of criticism after the fact when the proposed changes are implemented. Time constraints aren't an excuse either. The meetings in this case are scheduled for 3PM but you can arrange to join in right after work.

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Posted : January 30, 2016 10:10 am
Scubadoo
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Everywhere else in the world that I've lived property taxes support waste disposal. This is going create a huge problem with dumping in the guts and bush.

I pay $20/year as a line item in my county property tax bill for my house in NC for residential waste reduction. That covers use of the trash convenience centers which are only allowed to be used for non-commercial trash and recycling and I don't have any trash pickup. There are tipping fees for commercial trash of course at the landfills as there should be. Too bad I won't be on island for this meeting.

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Posted : January 30, 2016 2:56 pm
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6 people apparently showed up at the St John public hearing yesterday.

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2016/02/16/viwma-trash-fees-works

The STT meeting is today and the STX meeting is tomorrow.

Enough said.

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Posted : February 17, 2016 10:29 am
lily1025
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Bombi said it best.....we are already paying taxes....

Old Tart....you are right....we need people to show up and comment!!

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Posted : February 17, 2016 10:47 am
Alana33
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I'm hoping to go to the meeting but my sister is being released from hospital today after having surgery and have no idea as yet of time of release and we must get her back over to STJ. Are you going OT? Anyone else?

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Topic starter Posted : February 17, 2016 11:48 am
OldTart
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Combination of physical limitations and lack of wheels (the former the greater issue) prohibit my going but I know of one person planning to go with whom I've chatted. Hopefully the turnout will be decent but I'm not overly optimistic.

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Posted : February 17, 2016 12:05 pm
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