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Posted: Tuesday, 01 April 2014 10:20PM

Cadiz Council Learns About Madisonville Disposal Bankruptcy

Cadiz City Council may soon have to search for a new trash collection provider after learning Tuesday night that Madisonville Disposal has filed for bankruptcy and may no longer be able to provide services. City Attorney Allen Wilson informed council members during Tuesday’s meeting. Wilson says he will know in 72 hours at the latest what steps the city may need to take to continue making sure trash is collected in Cadiz and for some customers in Trigg County.


Wilson says there are two other options the city council can consider.

He says council may need to hold a special called meeting early next week to discuss the options after he learns more information concerning the bankruptcy and the status of Madisonville Disposal. City Clerk Lisa Rogers told the News Edge Tuesday afternoon that Republic Services is currently negotiating a possible merger with Madisonville Disposal. Rogers said she was notified about the potential merger by Linda Lowe Tuesday, who told her the company is awaiting court finalization of the merger and assured Rogers that Madisonville Disposal customers will have all the pickup services and the same fees after the transition.

In other business Cadiz Public Works Director Kerry Fowler told council members the city could receive a new water treatment plant due to concerns about possible future contamination in the spring that supplies the Cadiz Water Treatment Plant. Fowler says he met with officials from the Division of Solid Waste a year ago and has finally heard a response concerning the options.

Fowler told council members there is no cause for concern about the quality of drinking water for customers served by the Cadiz Water Department.

City Attorney Allen Wilson told council members they need to spend the next month reviewing the proposed fifteen year franchise agreement with Mediacom, who is the current cable television provider for the city. Councilwoman Susan Bryant says she would prefer a five year franchise. She also shared other concerns about the proposed agreement that would be non-exclusive, which means other cable providers could potentially compete with Mediacom inside the city limits.

EDC Director Sharon Butts and board member Lori Ricks presented the monthly report to council members. Also Trigg County Tourism Executive Director Bill Stevens presented his report to council, with Commission Chairman Deepak Patel discussing the “Turning Vision Into Reality” presentation. The council approved a resolution designating a portion of the Trigg County Hospital Corporation Mortgage Revenue Bonds as “Qualified Tax Exempt Obligations”. The designation will save the hospital an estimated $70,000 while the surgical wing is being constructed.

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