Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Greene-Ulster-Sullivan Solid Waste Authority under discussion

Ronk - getting rid of the paper

KINGSTON – Ulster County Legislature Chairman Kenneth Ronk wants to advance discussions about the creation of “GUS,” the Greene-Ulster-Sullivan Solid Waste Authority.

In his annual chairman’s message to fellow lawmakers on Tuesday night, Ronk said a regional approach to solid waste disposal appears to be the right way to go.

“Assuming nothing else changes, GUS has the potential to save all three counties a combined $3 million a year and that is if we don’t do anything differently, and that’s not my commitment,” the chairman said. “My commitment is to find a way to do something differently with our trash and with the amount of tonnage we are going to have with the three counties together, we will have the ability to do just that.”

Ronk also said he wants the legislature to go paperless so he has ordered computer tablets for each lawmaker and staff.  Sullivan recently provided tablets for its legislators.

He would also like the legislature to consider, again, term limits and four-year terms.

 


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