WALKER -- An independent inspector confirmed Oct. 26 that welds on the chute for the new garbage transfer station garbage dumping area at the new building are not acceptable, Environmental Services Department Director Paul Fairbanks reported Tuesday to the Cass County Board.
The board suspended further payments to the original contractor, Eagle Construction, until the issue is settled.
A local contractor is close to completing extensions on those chutes, Fairbanks said, to resolve what the board sees as an initial design defect, which would have let garbage fall outside collection semi-trailer trucks parked below the level from which garbage trucks would dump their loads.
Fairbanks said the new issue could extend the time beyond two weeks for the new facility to open. The board set Nov. 19 for a public hearing on amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance. Most amendments center around platting requirements for outlots, though Fairbanks said some language changes also will be considered as long as the ordinance is being revised at this time. The proposed new outlot language would allow owners of outlots recorded between 1972 and 2002 to apply for a new plat to subdivide those outlots and a permit construction on them if 75 percent of other landowners in the original plat agreed to the petition to re-plat.
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