Jo Co Solid Waste District, Kaycee Reach Agreement

Johnson County Commissioners Delbert Eitel, Smokey Wildeman and John Gibbs
Johnson County Commissioners Delbert Eitel, Smokey Wildeman and John Gibbs

The Johnson County Solid Waste District and the Town of Kaycee have tentatively reached an agreement that will apparently keep Kaycee and southern Johnson County from forming their own Solid Waste District.

Commissioner Delbert Eitel reported the agreement to the rest of the commission at their last meeting in November.

The disagreement between the two arose when voters in Johnson County approved a county-wide mill levy for the Johnson County Solid Waste District to construct a new landfill in Buffalo and to phase out Kaycee's landfill and build a transfer station in Kaycee, requiring them to haul their waste to either Casper or Buffalo for disposal.

Kaycee representatives have discussed their budget and an integrated solid waste plan with the district, the county attorney and attorneys for the district, trying to reach an agreement, but up until recently no agreement could be reached. This prompted the Town and voters in southern parts of the county to consider forming their own district.

Earlier this fall, the commissioners supported Kaycee forming their own district but advised both the Town and the solid waste district to reach an agreement.

Kaycee City Attorney Barry Crago and Johnson County Attorney Ken DeCock will review the agreement and pass their findings on to the commissioners for further action.

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