• Last modified 432 days ago (Feb. 9, 2023)


Ex-supervisor talks trash

A design change during construction of the county’s transfer station is apparently to blame for trash piling up on land owned by its former supervisor.

Bud Druse, transfer station director from 2015 until his retirement in 2019, owns land north of the station. Wind has blown trash onto his field.

“I’m here to see if we can’t find a solution to trash that’s blowing onto our area,” Druse told county commissioners Monday.

He said he and his wife had removed trash from their property six to eight times.

When Druse was superintendent, the plan for the building included a sloped floor so refuse would not blow out of the building.

Construction took nine months and was mired by soil contamination, rain, and a need to redesign portions of the $2.03 million building.

“There was supposed to be a slope to direct the trash into the pit, but the slope was taken out of the design,” Druse said.

Wind goes into the pit, Druse said.

He suggested Monday might be a good time for commissioners to look at the trash on his property. Commissioners agreed to see the problem and discuss the situation next week.

Last modified Feb. 9, 2023