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DeWitt County Payment from AREA Disposal Up Nearly 30-Percent

Revenue from AREA Disposal to DeWitt County was up about 30-percent from the second quarter this year.

Chairperson of the DeWitt County Land Use Committee, Terry Ferguson, revealed the revenue spike to the County Board last Thursday night at the DeWitt County Board meeting. It totaled over $300,000.

The County renegotiated a host agreement with AREA after a falling out thanks to the County Board at the time, which violated the previous agreement, resulting in a lawsuit by AREA. County Board Chair David Newberg says he isn't sure what the reason for the spike in the revenue was from the landfill but suspects it could be because of the amount of tonnage at the landfill. 

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