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Adopt-a-Trail is a stewardship program in which the community is actively involved in the care and maintenance of the City of Highlands Trails System. Volunteers will assist City staff by monitoring and maintaining the City’s Trail System. This unique opportunity combines recreation and physical fitness and helps our community continue to thrive.
The City of Highland is looking to local residents, businesses, and community groups such as the following to join us in our efforts:
On a quarterly basis, volunteers are asked to assist in the care and maintenance of a City Trail section by:
Because this is a volunteer program there is no strict time commitment. However, we encourage volunteers to commit for a full calendar year starting on January 1st. Preference on Trail Sections is given to individuals or organizations that have previously participated in the program.
A refuse lien is the amount of delinquent trash service fees, plus additional processing and administrative fees from the City, County, and Trash Company that are attached to the property owners’ property taxes.
If the trash company has been unsuccessful in collecting past due trash collection fees from a property owner, they will assign the account to the City for collection.
If this occurs, the City will mail the property owner a Notice of Past Due Charges. The Notice contains the date of a Special City Council Lien Hearing to hear any objection or protests of the property owners listed in the delinquent account report submitted by the trash company.
In accordance with the City’s Waste Management Ordinance, the City Council is given the authority to attach delinquent trash fees to a property owner’s tax roll.
Since the lien is attached to the property tax roll, it is collected for the City at the same time and in the same manner as county property taxes. Therefore, the lien can only be removed when the property taxes are paid in full to the County.
To have your name removed from the delinquent account report, you must clear your trash collection account with the trash company prior to the Lien Hearing.
If you have paid the delinquent charges and feel you have received a City Notice in error, please contact your trash company for resolution. You are not obligated to attend the Lien Hearing if you have cleared your refuse account with the trash company.