Monday, January 11, 2010
BVSWMA agreement set to go before city councils
The Bryan and College Station city councils are scheduled this week to vote on the first of several agreements that will change the governance of the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency from the two cities to a local government corporation.
Both councils have come together, working diligently for more than a year to resolve issues related to BVSWMA, which represents a long-standing partnership between the two cities. Upon the establishment of the new governance and approval of all the agreements, the cities agree to dismiss lawsuits related to BVSWMA.
The first agreement for consideration, an interlocal cooperation agreement, is set to go before the Bryan City Council on Tuesday, and then before the College Station City Council on Thursday. This agreement establishes the concept for the corporation, identifies steps and agreements necessary to complete the process, and provides a proposed schedule to accomplish the tasks. The timeline set forth in the agreement has final approval targeted for late March.
“This agreement is so important to the future of our community,” said Bryan Mayor Mark Conlee. “It took a little longer than we would have liked, but we believe this is an agreement that will serve our residents for years to come.”
College Station Mayor Ben White said the agreement is a culmination of several months of hard work from representatives of both cities.
“There’s still much work to be done, but achieving this interlocal agreement milestone is due to the work and commitment of both city’s staffs and councils,” said White.
The Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency operates the community’s Rock Prairie Road landfill that currently accepts an average 1,000 tons of solid waste daily. A new Twin Oaks Landfill off Highway 30 is nearing completion and is scheduled to be open in early summer. BVSWMA continually strives to find new ways to improve solid waste disposal for Bryan and College Station residents. The Bryan Compost Facility – which diverts roughly 20,000 tons of material from the landfill each year – will also be a part of the BVSWMA Corporation.
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