Seacoast Disposal manager says issues being addressed

Published 6:55 pm Monday, April 11, 2016

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
Terry Hendricks, manager in Lowndes County for Seacoast Disposal, which now has the county’s garbage pickup contract, introduced himself to the Lowndes County Commission Monday and said issues are being addressed.
Hendricks said, “I’m looking forward to working with the county to get our garbage service running the way y’all want it.” He said he would also be working with Lowndes County’s Solid Waste Enforcement Officer Larry Adams.
Commissioner Robert Harris asked if Hendricks if he was aware of issues to which Hendricks replied,” Yes, sir, I am. This is my second week here, and I’m working closely to try to get those issues resolved.
He said Seacoast is working on such things as late pickups, missed pickups and cart delivery, as well as to resolve billing issues.
As to missed pickups, Hendricks said the drivers are getting a better route system. He also said another truck will go behind route trucks to pickup missed garbage the same day or next day.
The commission went into executive session with Barbara Evans, who is working on a solid waste plan for the county. However, Commission Chairman Carnell McAlpine said no actions were taken and no motions made.
County Engineer David Butts said right-of-way cutters began working in the county Monday morning.
He also said the scope of work for the federal aid resurfacing project on County Road 79 in the southeast end of the county toward Butler County is beginning and state personnel were expected to have ridden the road as of Tuesday.
He said plans for the federal aid resurfacing project on County Road 23 in White Hall have made it to the construction office for approval, and said that project should be bid in June.
Butts said the scope of work for RAMP resurfacing projects including County Roads 26, 33 and 45 from from Alabama Highway 21 to County Road 12 in Gordonville (Blue Hill Road) should be done by the end of the week.
Butts said County Roads 45 (Alabama Highway 21 into Fort Deposit) and County Road 37 from Fort Deposit to Alabama Highway 97 will be the next two RAMP resurfacing projects.
He said a resurfacing project on County Road 12 has been accepted.
In answer to questions from Commissioner Dickson Farrior, Butts said when the commercial gravel pit the county uses in Lowndesboro closes, there is a county pit that is open to allow work to continue until the end of the work day.
He said the county pit gravel is a little darker than that from the commercial pit.
Butts told the commission that striping and leveling should be done, as far as possible with county funds.
County Administrator Jackie Thomas said the commission will recognize those organizations which receive funding from the County at 6 p.m. prior to the 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 meeting.
The commission voted to move the fourth Monday meeting from April 25 to April 26 due to a holiday.
Under the consent agenda, the commission approved an appropriation of $500 to the American Cancer Society, an appropriation of $1,800 to Lowndes County Health Advisor, an appropriation of $300 to the Lowndes County Extension Service, approved a resolution to provide postage for the board of registrars, which is reimbursed by the state and approval of invoices.