Flint City Council Approves New Trash Removal Contract with Republic
After months of fighting between Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and City Council, a new contract was approved on Monday night for Republic Services to provide waste collection.
According to ABC 12, the vote was 8-0 with Councilman Eric Mays abstaining. Council also voted to drop the lawsuit related to the trash debate. Councilman Scott Kincaid who brought the lawsuit said "I am so glad for this community to be able to come to a resolution."
The deal with Republic is for one-year and $3.7 million. It's set to begin in November. There is also an option for a one-year extension. One last hurdle still needs to be cleared however. Flint Receivership Transition Advisory Board needs to sign off on the deal. They have a special meeting set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 26)