In agendas for the governmental group which supposedly has oversight of the landfill in Lowndes County, Georgia,
there is no mention at all of coal or coal ash.
Thanks to Julia Shewchuck of SGRC, those agendas
for the Deep South Solid Waste Authority (DSSWA)
are on the LAKE website.
2007 starts with one meeting with no mention of the landfill,
but the April 18, 2007 meeting has
“5. Discussion of Onyx/Langdale Proposed Land Swap”.
I don’t see any further mention of the Brooks County landfill
after that, and apparently it never happened.
Curiously, these mentions of the Brooks County Landfill on the DSSWA agenda
are all months after these VDT stories: Continue reading →
Resolution-Proposed Amendment-March 2007 Greater Lowndes Solid Waste
County Planner, Jason Davenport, presented the resolution, adding that
the amendment was drafted due to a proposed expansion and reconfiguration
of the Evergreen landfill. Mr. Davenport added that the amendment had
been reviewed by staff, the Regional Commission and the Deep South Solid
Waste Authority. Mr. Davenport further stated that Mr. A.J. Rodgers, of
Veolia Environmental Services, was present to answer any questions the
Commission might have regarding the project. Commissioner Lee stated
that he was concerned that the contractual relationship that has been
in place for quite some time be accurately reflected and adequately
maintained in the future. Commissioner Lee then asked Mr. Rodgers if a
new cell had been created yet. Mr. Rodgers answered that construction
had begun in a cell that had already been approved.
If you were a county government appointing members to an Authority,
wouldn’t you know who the other members were, and what that Authority does?
Lowndes County doesn’t seem to know those things about
Deep South Solid Waste Authority (SWA).
Here’s the open records request from Brett Huntley of 7 June 2013:
Deep South Solid Waste Authority (SWA)
– List of members of the board, officers, and staff of SWA,
who appointed each, and their terms of office
– Charter, bylaws, resolutions, and any other SWA organizational documents
– Agendas and Minutes for the past five years for SWA, and future meeting schedule
Please provide as much in electronic form as possible.
And here’s the response from Paige Dukes 12 June 2013:
Regarding information related to the Deep South Solid Waste Authority,
you may contact Regional Commission Representative, Julia Shewchuk, at
229-333-5277. Lowndes County is not the custodian of the records you