The necessary class action lawsuit regarding the infamous trash tax fee will be heard once again in Court in Berryville, Arkansas on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 9:00 am!
Address: Carroll County Courthouse, 210 W. Church St, Berryville
We apologize for the short notice, BUT we were just made aware this afternoon that the court date was moved up from Friday, March 13 to Friday, March 6!
Just a reminder/refresher for our readers: Residents and businesses in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Newton, and Searcy Counties have paid an ILLEGAL TRASH TAX/”FEE” on their property tax statement due to mysterious and unconstitutional occurrences surrounding the NABORS Landfill debacle in Baxter County! Bypassing the people’s informed consent, the whopping amount to be paid back to the bondholders is MILLIONS of DOLLARS!…and of course ADEQ is involved! Looks like ADEQ and the courts came up with this sweetheart deal, at the expense of the people! (Bondholders are mentioned in Part 13.)
Circuit Judge Scott Jackson heard the case last year on November 26, 2019 and denied a Summary of Judgment on both sides. We had better hope and pray that this illegal trash tax fee gets overturned and the businesses and property owners finally find tax relief from the debacle that occurred at NABORS Landfill in Baxter County and the possible criminal activities at Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District!
This welcomed class action lawsuit filed by Bishop and Howerton challenges the illegal trash tax fee that was forced upon businesses and property owners in six counties in North Arkansas. If this unconstitutional fee stays in place and is not overturned, then the rest of the counties in Arkansas are in jeopardy of this same thing happening to property owners and businesses!
It reminds us of the quote: “Give them an inch, they’ll take a mile…”
Here are a couple of snippets from the Carroll County News. To read the full, well-written article, click here.
The $18 fee, which is being charged to property owners in the six counties included in the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District, is intended to repay bondholders who purchased $12,340,000 in bonds issued by the solid waste district in October 2005 to finance the purchase of the North Arkansas Board of Regional Sanitation (NABORS) Landfill in Baxter County. The assessment, which could continue for 30 years or more, also is intended to repay the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) for up to $16.5 million in costs related to closing and cleaning up the landfill.
Fayetteville attorneys Matt Bishop and Wendy Howerton filed the class action lawsuit on Summers’ behalf in Carroll County Circuit Court in May 2018. They later filed similar lawsuits in the other five counties — Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton and Searcy — where the $18 fee is being levied. The lawsuits seek to have collection of the fee halted and for property owners who have already paid the fee to be reimbursed.
Here’s what happened at the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District board meeting February 11, 2020 that was held in Harrison, Arkansas. Note: The questionable Solid Waste Director Melinda Caldwell gets reprimanded and put on notice.This woman needs to go! She was appointed by the controversial Judge Tim Fox via Geoffrey Treece to run the solid waste district.
Please share this alert with your family and friends, and be sure to attend the meeting in Berryville on Friday, March 6 if you’re able!
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