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Storm waste continues to roll in
Number of properties on the tax sale dwindles
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The Barton County Landfill is still taking storm damage waste from the May 16 tornado. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

 So far, 129.3 tons of waste generated by the May 16 tornado has found its way into the Barton County Landfill, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock told the County Commission Monday morning.

It’s not over yet, he said, adding the debris continues to arrive. After the storm, the commission voted to waive the dumping fees for non-commercial storm waste, and that remains in force.

Anyone with questions can call the landfill, 620-793-1898.

The report on the storm damage was part of the biweekly departmental update presented to the commission by Hathcock. Other highlights included:


In the last reporting period the landfill took in:

• 2,432 tons of municipal solid waste

• 596 tons of construction/demolition waste

• 49 tons of special waste

• 1,295 loads of waste received for disposal

• $112,528.40 of revenue generated through disposal fees

In other news at the facility, household hazardous waste collections are at the landfill from 8 a.m. until noon every third Saturday.

County Treasurer Kevin Wondra

• The Treasurer’s Office processed a total of 1,397 motor vehicle transactions May 18-31. Of those, 982 were vehicle renewals and 213 were new titles. In the past two weeks, personnel has renewed, registered or updated 18 commercial vehicles.  

• The department is receiving payments for properties included in this year’s tax sale. So far, 66 properties remain on the sale. Since the sale has now been filed with the court, owners are require to pay all taxes owed plus the abstract and court fees of $170 to redeem a property.  

• The bookkeepers are current with daily work and are preparing for the June distribution.