More Hammer on Garbage
From John Hammer at The Rhino Times:
The city also found out from the Waste Management and Recycling Task Force that the White Street Landfill was the largest landfill in North Carolina that did not have a program to sell its methane. The White Street Landfill generates about $2 million worth of methane a year, about 40 percent of that is given to the International Textile Group that runs the old Cone Mills White Oak plant, and the rest is burned. One of the subcommittees of the task force looked at several options to use the methane, but so far the city has done nothing to move forward on selling or using the $2 million worth of methane that is being produced. The City Council might as well build a big bonfire and burn two million dollar bills in Phill G. McDonald Plaza every year and at least they could roast marshmallows.
Apparently, the city failed to provide a reason why area garbage haulers are being subsidized $625,000 per year in fees to use the transfer station.
I agree with Hammer that it would be nice to have a city council as concerned with saving money as spending it. If this conduct continues, heads will roll in the next election. It is already a foregone conclusion that Perkins will not be mayor. His performance in six months has been sufficiently abysmal to see to that.