Troy backs landfill efforts

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013

At Tuesday night’s Troy City Council meeting, council members voted to pledge the city’s support to Brundidge as leaders their fight to maintain some control of the closed Brundidge landfill.

The landfill is currently tied up in bankruptcy court with Coffee County backing a company, Brundidge Acquisitions, in an effort to purchase the landfill.

Coffee County could choose to truck in waste to the landfill, or close it to reserve space for Coffee County in the future.

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“We want the landfill open, if at all possible,” said Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves. “That is what will benefit us. It is a lot closer to drive nine miles than it is to go somewhere else. It will cost the tax payers a lot less money if we have an open landfill in Brundidge.”

The city will draft a letter of support to be used by Brundidge in court proceedings.

Also at the meeting, the council approved a business license for Designated Driver Taxi Service; passed a resolution allowing the mayor to work with the state on background checks during future employee hires; and agreed to borrow $2 million from First National Bank of Brundidge at a rate of one percent interest to protect bonds acquired by the city.