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New Rumpke contract means county pays more

By Elisabeth Dodd, Staff Writer

On Monday, August 6, Union County Commissioners signed a new three-year recycling contract with Rumpke.

The contract began on August 1, and comes out to roughly $100 more per month. This factors in the 25 percent increase in price: a 12.5 percent increase during year one, another 12.5 percent increase during year two, and holding steady for the third year.

The commissioners negotiated the fuel surcharge from 13 percent to 5 percent, and it costs $25 per month to lease the two recycling containers that the county uses.

The Commissioners are considering two bids to fix the bridge in Brownsville, which was damaged in April due to storms. It is between a $267,232.32 contract with Bryco, and a $389,000 contract with O'Mara.

As for now, the decision is being tabled until the next meeting to conduct further research, and to ensure that despite the roughly $100,000 in difference, both bids are offering to fix the same thing.

The Alcoholic Beverage Board is still looking to fill Howard Curry's position (who resigned in July), and while there have been no written statements of intent, Mark Rosenberger expressed verbal interest to put his hat in the ring.






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