February 7, 2014

Suwannee County: Landfill situation is rubbish

Sends yard trash, construction and demolition debris to Hamilton County.

February 7, 2014 Bryant Thigpen Suwannee Democrat

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Harris said in previous conversations, Mullins was not willing to negotiate from measuring the trucks by the ton.

“Here’s the problem. When you and I had our last conversation, you made it very clear that your per cubic yard charge was going to be based on the size of the truck, which is 30 yards,” Harris said. “I stated then, that a truck that is only half full isn’t carrying 30 yards. And you insisted, that you would not as I requested, have your man get out and look at the volume in the truck and agree with my employee and write that on the ticket. So there’s no other way to get there from here.”

“You’re either going to charge what you’ve demanded, or you’re going to agree to a compromise. The only compromise that I see that this time, and it hasn’t changed, is what will withstand an audit, and that’s a per ton charge,” Harris stated.

Mullins said based on the conversation during the meeting, he would provide the county with a counter-offer to consider at an upcoming meeting.

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