Cary Scarborough of Deep South Sanitation told the Commission he and his wife and son and daughters started a business, but he “didn’t think it would come down to what we’ve seen here lately.” He spoke at Tuesday’s Lowndes County Commission Regular Session.
I understand … that the county has a responsibility for the solid waste…. I understand we have these big corporations, Advanced Disposal, Veolia. I know some of these people at Veolia, good people; they’ve got a good company, and they pick up several thousand cans every day. What we do offer the citizens here… we offer just a personal service. I know a lot of these people first hand….
He told a story about a customer whose husband lost his job. He stopped billing until the man got another job.
Cary Scarborough’s summation:
Don’t do this to private enterprise, to an individual. If it’s done to me, it will get easier later down the road to do it to someone else.
Yes, why is the county taking customers away from a local business and giving them to a company that isn’t even based here?
County Manager Joe Pritchard, once again, was mostly not paying attention.
Here’s the video:
Don’t do this to private enterprise —Cary Scarborough
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 13 November 2012.