Friday, July 7, 2017
Unexplode Bomb Number #1The Waste Hauler Issue is not dead.
Yes we have a contract and so did British Prime Minster Neville Chamberlain or so he thought. A contract that promised peace in our time. He even had it in writing and waved at the news reel film crews reporting on his return return from Munich and a fateful meeting with Herr Hitler. Six month later world war two began.
We find from what we read in the newspaper a that it is alleged that in the end Rizzo even wasn't Rizzo and it's assets belonged to New Your Holding company. We have also learned that it is alleged that some former Rizzo officers may have taken money from the company for their own purposes.
The CEO of The GFL Environment company that now hauls waste for the City they would not have bought Rizzo has they known the extent of the federal investigation.
Despite it all GFL the company with Green Trucks has has done
reasonably well in a city of narrow streets , hills, and cut-de-sacs.
Yes there have been complaint calls to City Hall. They have been in the nature missed pick ups. On East Valley Road which dead ends there is no turn around and the big trucks inherited from Rizzo have to back up all the way to Rathmor.
That being said it is easy to forget that former City Manager Craven made promises that were weren't kept like. a day of pick up ombudsman to make on the spot course correction. In addition Cravens slammed the door on complaints as soon as the ink was dry on the Rizzo agreement referring such calls to what was then. Rizzo
Improvement number one is a direct line to our City Manager David Hendrickson.
The Situation in the trash hauling world not exacting stable. The so far seamless integration of Our City and GFL is better that expected but in life there are no guarantees. Keep your fingers crossed.
Posted by Mark Kapel at 10:31 PM