Videos: Finance, WM absorbed ADS, Meetings by zoom, Valdosta assistant manager @ DSSWA 2020-11-18

The most interesting parts were not on the agenda at the DSSWA meeting Wednesday evening.

[Richard Hardy, Elizabeth Backe, Steve Edwards, DSSWA]
Richard Hardy, Elizabeth Backe, Steve Edwards, DSSWA

Steve Edwards explained that the WM acquisition of Advanced Disposal Services (ADS) doesn’t change anything locally. He said several times that WM has more resources than ADS. He drove down from Sugar Hill, by Lake Lanier, where he is Mayor in addition to working for Waste Management.

[Steve Edwards, Waste Management]
Steve Edwards, Waste Management

DSSWA Chair Richard Hardy explained that his recent promotion to Deputy City Manager leaves him still in charge of Public Works, but also over Engineering and Utilities. He said that’s the way it is in many cities.

[Richard Hardy, Valdosta Deputy City Manager]
Richard Hardy, Valdosta Deputy City Manager

John S. Quarterman explained the LAKE videos, asked if the attorney could get the Lowndes County Commission to zoom its meetings, asked Steve Edwards about the landfill gas project, and, as Suwannee Riverkeeper, enlisted WM to watch the Withlacoochee River for any likely sources of the recent spikes in fecal bacteria found by Valdosta at GA 133 and US 84. Attorney Tommy Coleman said he had no influence over the Lowndes County Commission.

[Attorney Tommy Coleman]
Attorney Tommy Coleman

Thanks to Elizabeth Backe and SGRC for hosting the meeting.

[Elizabeth Backe, SGRC]
Elizabeth Backe, SGRC

See also the agenda and board packet.

Here’s a LAKE video playlist:

Videos: Finance, WM absorbed ADS, Meetings by zoom, Valdosta assistant manager @ DSSWA 2020-11-18
Deep South Solid Waste Authority (DSSWA) monthly meeting at
Southern Georgia Regional Commission (SGRC) office,
1937 Carlton Adams Dr., Valdosta, GA 31602
Videos by John S. Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).


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