The Yazoo County Board of Supervisors voted on Friday to suspend payments to the city for the rubbish pit until the county is able to use the facility.
On Monday the Yazoo City Mayor and Board Aldermen began accepting bids to try to repair the access road to the pit during a special called meeting.
Yazoo County took action Friday after the county had been forced to spend over $10,000 hauling illegally dumped rubbish to a Hinds County rubbish pit last week from Racetrack Road.
The access road to the city’s rubbish pit was washed out by recent heavy rainfall.
Board president Cobie Collins said the county pays $4,500 a month for the rubbish pit, and the county hasn’t been able to use it for two months.
“I don’t see how we can continue to pay the city for a service we can’t use,” Collins said. “We’ve probably spent enough money to fix the road.”
Collins said the city is also charging county residents to use the dump, but county residents are not supposed to be charged for private usage. Collins said the county’s monthly fee is supposed to cover use by county residents.
“We’re paying for residents to be able to dump,” Collins said. “They’re only supposed to be charging contractors.”
Collins said the city has not maintained the entrance road.
“They aren’t keeping the road up,” Collins said. “What they’re doing is using a bulldozer to grade the road. We have hauled loads of gravel out there to try to help them maintain the road.”
County Road Manager Jim Warrington said the problems persist because the proper equipment isn’t being used.
Collins said he has heard reports that city employees have been contributing to the problem.
“I’ve had residents call on Racetrack Road saying that city trucks have been dumping some of the limbs that piled up over there,” Collins said.
County Administrator Donna Kraft said the payment has already been sent for March, but she will not send the payment in April unless instructed otherwise.