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#1 Savile Row

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 08:41 AM

Is is time

to sell the landfill

and utilize the income on other projects?



#2 Savile Row

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 08:43 AM

If the landfill is not making a profit,

and costing the taxpayers money,

maybe selling it to a private company is the best next step.

Mr. Ross does work hard and he could operate it with employment via a private company.



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 08:47 AM

"The Art of the Deal!"

 

What is it worth?

Could the sale be structured so that

the county could receive a very nice lump sum

and then continued Royalties for , say,

twenty-five years?



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 08:49 AM

The Clark County Commissioners

completed one of the best deals in history

by selling and saving the Clark Memorial Hospital !

 

A lot of people are in their debt for that superb effort.

Thank you!



#5 Savile Row

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 08:53 AM

Smaller funding percentage matches

by local units of government

allow the units to LEVERAGE many projects.

 

If a deal can be structured to sell the Landfill,

the income can be used as "matching funds" for several needed important other projects.

A wise and competent application of governmental effort on our behalf.



#6 Savile Row

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:00 AM

Clark County Commissioners Leading the Way

 

If it is possible

to sell the landfill, then the county can create a capital fund

to be set up for expenditures toward CAPITAL PROJECTS.

Leverage state and federal matching funds.

 

The first place to start

would be a match for the road

that will be built from Hwy 31 at the airport over to River Ridge and the Port of  Indiana-Jeffersonville.

 

 

Economic development enhancement.

Jobs.

Income.

Prosperity.

Even lots-o--dern taxes!


Edited by Savile Row, 10 September 2015 - 09:36 AM.


#7 GrumpyGranny

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:02 AM

Savile Row, where the heck have you been? I can't believe I'm saying this, but...I missed you!   :waving:


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#8 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:07 AM

Sounds like a plan. I say we cut everybody a check when its sold.

#9 Savile Row

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:12 AM

"The Art of the Deal!"
 
The first place to start
would be a match for the road
that will be built from Hwy 31 at the airport
over to River Ridge and the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville.
 
Transportation infrastructure.
Economic development enhancement.


Edited by Savile Row, 10 September 2015 - 09:28 AM.


#10 Savile Row

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

Thank you!

 

 

Away.... on double secret op assignments undercover
working for The Company in far away, dangerous places....

 

:heart:


Edited by Savile Row, 10 September 2015 - 09:22 AM.

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#11 Riverfool

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:45 AM

Yes



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:38 AM

The "Officials" that authorized the extra payments to Mr. Ross need to pay the money back.


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#13 Oldgoat

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 02:13 PM

Selling the landfill should be well researched before doing it. They could start bringing in garbage from New York City and quickly fill it up. This has happened at many Midwestern landfills.
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#14 Kevin Vissing

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:32 PM

Its the Clark-Floyd landfill, not just Clark. Floyd has not been participating in recent decisions, but still are on the hook for closure fees. Also operations of the landfill has about 30 year contract. We have a bond for 20 million for the slurry wall mandated by IDEM. Waste Management is our other local landfill. It would not be wise to sell to our competitor. Thought I would give some food for thought. Thanks KVISSING

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:34 PM

Its the Clark-Floyd landfill, not just Clark. Floyd has not been participating in recent decisions, but still are on the hook for closure fees. Also operations of the landfill has about 30 year contract. We have a bond for 20 million for the slurry wall mandated by IDEM. Waste Management is our other local landfill. It would not be wise to sell to our competitor. Thought I would give some food for thought. Thanks KVISSING



It would not be wise to sell to our competitor? How so?

#16 Kevin Vissing

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:46 PM

If both landfills in the area were owned by the same company, they could charge as much as they wanted. Hauling expenses to other landfills would trap you into paying those higher fees.

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:47 PM

The rates are ridiculous now for residents... I wonder how that would change if sold...

#18 Kevin Vissing

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:59 PM

I believe that our rates are low compared to other landfills. Maybe someone could post comparative rates by other landfills.

#19 Savile Row

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 05:19 PM

I think that the courts have previously ruled
that a landfill cannot refuse to accept paying deliveries of legally suitable material
just because the refuse is from another jurisdiction or area.

( 'Interstate Commerce' determinations.)
 
The handling/acquisition, etc., of the bonds, fees, etc, would of course have to be part of the discussion.
That is understood. The problems in the sale of the hospital were superbly overcome

by the commissioners.
 
 
The landfill has been a problem since its inception.
A wise effort to examine in detail all aspects of the potential sale
and the subsequent benefits to all of Clark County's taxpayer should
be determined  and the discussion undertaken.
 

Additionally, the  damaging  SBOA audit
has shown that the strange "30 year contract" could be very, very voidable.....
There can be a lot of heat on that from what is being reported. Defending it could be most entangling...
 
Additionally,

when applying the income

from the sale to needed infrastructure development projects
the commissioners will be taking  significant wise governmental actions.

Stay focused on the goal.


Edited by Savile Row, 10 September 2015 - 06:12 PM.


#20 Savile Row

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 05:24 PM

Politicians Opposed?

 

Obviously, as we have just seen from one.

some long-time politicians will attempt

to block the discussion and try to continue the mess.....

 

Wonder why?

However, the idea is one whose time has come and the benefit can be significant.

The  rumor is that the county commissioners may already be moving toward

examining the idea.


Edited by Savile Row, 10 September 2015 - 05:59 PM.





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