The board of the Solid Waste Authority approved at its meeting Wednesday a nearly $280 million 2016-2017 budget in which the annual trash-disposal fee that all homeowners in Palm Beach County are assessed would remain unchanged in 2016-2017.
For 2015-2016, the authority — county commissioners sit as its governing board — had dropped the assessment for a single-family household from $175 to $170, a reduction of about 3 percent from the previous year. That rate will be unchanged for 2016-2017.
Rates also will be unchanged this year for commercial customers, who saw a 5 percent to 6 percent decrease for 2015-2016 from 2014-2015.
Wednesday’s vote was 6-0. Commissioner Steven Abrams, who also serves on the county’s canvassing board, had warned that his duties in relation to Tuesday’s election might force him to miss Wednesday’s meeting.
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