Landfill contract calls for Marshall reps on waste board to vote

Monday, October 8, 2007
Larry McKnight

Public comment is to be heard in Lewisburg next week on whether the Regional Solid Waste Authority should support Waste Management's application to the state for disposal of trash on 11 acres of unused property at Cedar Ridge Landfill.

And while a company official anticipates the panel's vote might be delayed until another quarterly meeting, Marshall County Commissioner Larry McKnight feels obliged as a member of the regional panel to vote for the expansion even though he voted against it when the request was before the commission.

That's because of the contract between the county and Waste Management. An addendum to the contract says no representative of the county government can take a position that's contrary to the requested expansion. A clear majority of the commission voted for the expansion, the contract and the addendum.

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