The Marshall County Solid Waste Board of Directors whose members include the three County Commissioners, Mayor of Plymouth, Bremen Town Manager, County Council member, and City Council member conducted their first meeting of 2023 on Tuesday, January 3rd.

The first order of business was the reorganization of the board Greg Compton retaining the position as President and Mike Burroughs being elected Vice President.

Executive Director Marianne Peters told the board the only recommended fee schedule changes was to pass along the depot’s cost for recycling TVs and monitor to businesses.  She said while they don’t have a lot of those customers when they come in, they bring lots of items and it’s expensive.  Typically, it’s a whole office full of monitors at a time. The fee will be $.21 per pound for TVs and monitors.  Residential citizens will still be able to recycle TVs and monitors for free. 

Peters said she decided to leave the price for tires alone at $2 each. 

The Board of Directors also approved the 2023 Wage and Salary Ordinance with the Director receiving a bi-weekly payment of $2,468.10.  The Hazmat Specialist is paid hourly at $26.72 while the Education Coordinator is $23.76 hourly, and the Warehouse Assistant is paid $18 an hour.  The Office Assistant/Bookkeeper’s pay is $12 hourly.  Full-time employees received a 3% raise in 2023 and the director’s salary remained the same as 2022.