Trash fee lawsuit scrapped

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After board of supervisors made changes to a trash collection fee ordinance, a Grayson citizen says she plans to drop her lawsuit against the county.

By Brian Funk, Editor

INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson Board of Supervisors’ recent changes to the wording of the county’s trash collection ordinance has also cleaned up a potential legal mess.
Shortly after Grayson County enacted a new solid waste ordinance two years ago, Amelia Bland Waller of Elk Creek filed a lawsuit against the county, contending that the charge was a tax instead of a fee because Grayson, as a utility provider, cannot charge a fee “for services not rendered or desired.”

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