Since 1996, Lyon County has spent more than $600,000 on illegal dumping and vandalism in the county.
Lyon County Engineer Chip Woods said during Wednesday morning’s Lyon County Commission study session that the county has spent a staggering amount of money on cleaning up after people in the county who dump illegally and vandalize signs and other things in the county.
“It just boggles my mind that in the last five years we’ve been shelling out over $40,000 a year just for vandalism,” Woods said. “Dumping has gone down a little bit but not a lot.”
In 2010, between the two, the county has spent more than $60,000 — taxpayer dollars that could be utilized elsewhere while fuel prices are on a steep incline.
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