Tobar’s dumpster deal fell apart, still no site pinpointed

It’s back to the drawing board for Grady County Administrator Carlos Tobar, who told county commissioners Oct. 3 he was close to wrapping up a deal to establish a new dumpster site west of Whigham.
The site under consideration, owned by a husband and wife, was approximately 200 feet off of U.S. 84 West, according to the county administrator.
The deal fell through earlier this month when the property owners and county officials could not come to terms.
Due to some recent closing of dump sites near Whigham dumpsters have been moved to the campus of Whigham School. Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard had formally requested over a month ago that the dumpsters be removed from the school campus.
On Tuesday night, Commissioner Keith Moye asked Tobar if he had identified another site for the dumpsters in Whigham. Tobar indicated he had not.
There was no other discussion of the matter this week.
The county is considering a long-range plan to consolidate the county’s more than 40 dump sites to seven centralized, manned sites and the 20th Street consolidation is a pilot project of that effort.
In other business Tuesday night the board met behind closed doors twice.
During the first closed session the board met with County Attorney Kevin S. Cauley and attorney Rob Howell to discuss the ongoing litigation and collection efforts against the consulting engineer and contractors who worked on the mitigation plan for Tired Creek Lake. No action was taken as a result of the closed session.
At the conclusion of the meeting the board excused Tobar, County Clerk Carrie Croy and Cauley to meet behind closed doors to discuss a personnel issue. No action was taken as a result of the second closed session.

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