Garbage Meeting Approaching for Meridian

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

City council members are meeting this Thursday at nine a.m. to take a vote on the much debated garbage contract.

The council has three times voted to go with the higher bid of Waste Management and not the lower bid of Southern Waste. Council members George Thomas and Barbara Henson are the only members to vote against the Waste Management contract. The mayor is expected to veto all three council decisions.

Both members are optimistic that the matter will be resolved during Thursday's meeting, but if it isn't, they aren't sure what will happen with resident's garbage.

"None of us want a dirty city and a stinky city, so I'm just confident we will be able to resolve this issue," said Barbara Henson.

"Unless we come up with an agreement by next week, there is no plan right now to pick up garbage and trash," said George Thomas.

Council members Jesse Palmer and Bobby Smith have already said they will not be able to attend the meeting. If Mary Perry doesn't attend there won't be a quorum and a vote will not be taken.


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