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Solid waste assessments will increase 3 percent

The Hubbard County tax assessment per residential parcel – which are year-round residential, apartments, duplex/triplex/quadplexes, mobile home parks and seasonal properties – will rise from $154 to $158. Commercial-classed properties are assessed based on volume, with the minimum charge of $212.

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Hubbard County's south transfer station

The Hubbard County Board approved a 3 percent, across-the-board increase to 2022 solid waste assessments at their Nov. 16 meeting.

This special service fee is added to residential and commercial property tax statements.

Hubbard County Solid Waste Administrator Josh Holte reminded commissioners that, due to the pandemic, the county only made “a slight adjustment to the residential rate” in 2020 due to more garbage being generated by residents.

In 2021, Holte said his department saw an increase in waste volumes and a 71% increase in tipping fees paid to Polk County. “Through October, we’ve generated an additional 10% in garbage and 12% more recycling than last year,” he said.

The tax assessment per residential parcel – which are year-round residential, apartments, duplex/triplex/quadplexes, mobile home parks and seasonal properties – will rise from $154 to $158.

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Commercial-classed properties are assessed based on volume, with the minimum charge of $212.

“We’re still the best garbage system around,” said county commissioner Char Christenson.

In related business, the board did as follows:

  • Approved the $7,448 quote from DMH Companies of New Hope to modify and move 10-hp auger compactor from the south to the north transfer station. Holte said it would be used to pull out divertible waste and ship it to the incinerator rather than the landfill.

  • Approved the low quote for purchase of a 20-hp auger compactor and three 40-yard containers, totalling $146,607. The seller is DMH Companies of New Hope. Holte explained a portion of this project is funded by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency grant dollars. The county is providing matching dollars with in-kind expenses. Holte said, due to increase in steel prices, the county will have to expend additional local funds.

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