Working for a morning paper, the Rockland County Legislature meeting lasted long after my deadline last night. When I left around 9:30 p.m. or so, the Legislature was only halfway down a long list of people who had signed up to speak on the so-called “flow control” proposal that would give the Solid Waste Management Authority the right to mandate that all trash haulers, even private carriers, bring waste to county-owned facilities.
The vote didn’t happen until around midnight. Yikes.
After hearing hours of comment, mostly negative, legislators voted 11-4 to approve the law with the â€œnayâ€ votes coming from Legislators Gerold Bierker, C-Bardonia, Ed Day, R-New City, Joseph Meyers, D-Airmont and Frank Sparaco, R-Valley Cottage.
The Legislature previously struck down a motion to table the issue, 5-11 with Bierker, Day, Meyers, Sparaco and Legislator Doug Jobson, R-Stony Point, voting in favor of tabling the proposal.
Several members of the Legislature sit on the Solid Waste Management Authority.
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