Two Bills Aimed At Local Solid Waste District
January 19, 2015 — Hoosier lawmakers are considering three bills this session that push for reform or improvement within the state’s county and regional waste districts.
The “Times” reports two of the bills — identical versions in both the Indiana House and Senate — take specific aim at the Lake County Solid Waste Management District and recent spending and contractual controversies… including the failed south Lake County trash-to-ethanol project. Senator Rick Niemeyer’s bill would take away the ability of the local waste district’s 27-member board to adopt contracts or build, lease or operate solid waste facilities without Lake County Commissioners and County Council approval.
A twin version of the bill also is being sponsored in the House by Representative Mike Aylesworth of Hebron.