A formal public hearing on the ordinance to impose a host community fee on all disposal sites (landfills) operating within Lincoln County will be July 6 at 11 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the County Courthouse in Pioche. The fee is based upon the gross tonnage of solid waste received at those sites.

County Commissioners approved the first reading of the ordinance June 1 as drafted by District Attorney Daniel Hooge.

The rates are to be as follows: 15 cents per ton for Class III, and $1.35 per ton for Class II and Class I wastes.