Landfill a hot topic

first_img Reprehensible conduct by the elected and appointed officials of Coffee County is the way Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas described his personal feelings of the conduct of the Coffee County Commission regarding the Brundidge Landfill issue that has been a source of contention since January 2012.Thomas was the guest speaker at the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday and pulled no punches as he chastised the Coffee County Commission for its purchase of the Brundidge Landfill without the consent of the governing body of the City of Brundidge as required by Alabama Law, “in the opinion of the city.”The Coffee County Commission authorized the issuance of a $4 million general obligation warrant for the purchasing of the Brundidge Landfill June 24, 2013. Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Vine sensation continues to branch out Dem White Boyz continue to grow a Vine following and now even have their own T-shirt line. Dem White Boyz… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Landfill a hot topic Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Separately, one government is prohibited from conducting business in another city or county without the written consent of the country or municipality where they intend to do business. The Legislative intent appears very, very clear.”Thomas said the Solid Waste Act also requires the written consent of the county or municipality where they intend to do business.“To us, the Legislative intent is very consistent,” he said.Thomas said the City of Brundidge is challenging the permit issued by ADEM in court. Print Article Next UpBrundidge Acquisitions, a one-man operation, purchased the Brundidge Landfill out of bankruptcy court in New Jersey with funding provided by the Coffee County Commission, which owns and operates the Coffee County Landfill that has an estimated life of 100 years, according to the Coffee County website (2007), Thomas said.The Coffee County Commission also operates the Brundidge Landfill under an agreement with Brundidge Acquisitions and has complete control over the operations of the landfill, Thomas said.“Alabama Law appears to be very clear that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) may not consider an application for a new or modified permit without local government approval,” Thomas said. “The City of Brundidge has granted five different host government agreements since the landfill first opened. The private companies always sought the approval from the city. “It’s not right,” he said. “We’re in because of principle. If we did otherwise, we would be acquiescing that it’s okay for the law to be violated. We won’t do that.”Thomas said what the actions of Brundidge Acquisitions/Coffee County Commission come down to in the end is money.“In June 2013, the Coffee County Commission moved ahead to buy the Brundidge Landfill,” he said. “It’s all about money – money for the citizens of Coffee County at the expense of the citizens of Brundidge and Pike County. And, in our opinion, without authorization being provided by the State Constitution or the State Code.“That is why we have challenged the transfer of the permit by ADEM and also why we field the complaint in the Circuit Court of Pike County.” Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more