Posted: Thursday, 04 October 2012 3:38PM
The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday heard an update on the negotiations between the county and its recycling contractor on an amendment to the firm's contract.
Halfway in to the Veolia Incorporated's first year, the firm has requested changes to its contract that would cost the county an additional 58-thousand dollars.
Veolia says it has run into additional expenses from some unanticipated issues in the countywide curbside recycling program such as servicing of alleyways and some rural areas.
Anne Morse, with Winona County Environmental Services says thats amount is an 8 or 9 percent increase in the contract, and would cover the cost of driving through alleys in the city of Winona.
Morse says about 241 blocks in Winona have issues that make it difficult to get the recycling bin to the curb.
The board is expected to take a vote on the proposed contract increase at its next regular meeting, Tuesday. October 9th.