We were unable to make all of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury (LPPJ), but were able to catch the last few minutes and can report on what happened in the Solid Waste Committee Meeting.
Choudrant’s Jackie White, Inc. asked to be released from his contract for hauling garbage from the Lincoln Parish Landfill to the Union Parish Landfill. White said he could no longer get insurance for his equipment.
His contract was due to expire at the end of 2015.
The committee and the full jury agreed, and will terminate the contract effective 5/3. An “emergency” was declared so that jury administrator Courtney Hall can secure an interim hauler and/or equipment until such time as another solution can be found.
Recall that five years ago the previous jury awarded White the contract, even though they had another bid that was considerably cheaper.
It is estimated that Lincoln Parish Taxpayers paid an extra $1 million to $1 1/2 million over the life of the contract.