November 1, 2014

County extends waste program

Lynne Hermansen
Special to The Gardner News
Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc.’s agreement with Johnson County to provide $350,000 in annual funding to support the Johnson County Household Hazardous Materials and Solid Waste Programs was extended through Dec. 31, 2013 by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners at their Nov. 29 meeting.
James Joerkie, Health and Environment Department Deputy Director, expressed gratitude for Deffenbaugh’s generosity for the program.
“They have been the sole supporter of the program since the early to mid 1990s,” he said.
Household hazardous materials include everything from chemicals, household cleaners and pesticides.
The board also approved allocating $100,250 of 2013 Human Service Funds and $100,788 of 2013 Alcohol Tax Funds.
Also of note the appointments of Tom Saul as the seventh district representative to the Airport Commission through July 31, 2013 and Natalia Pfannenstiel as the Third District representative to the Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee through April 1, 2015 were approved.

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