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O’Fallon City Council overrides mayor’s veto, selects what appears to be most expensive (by a whole lot) waste transfer proposal

O'Fallon City Hall

A heated issue recently caused O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy to invoke a rarely used executive power – the ability to veto legislation. The O’Fallon City Council had been discussing the issue – an contract agreement for the long-term operation, maintenance and management of the city’s transfer station – for several months. A transfer station is a processing site where vehicles temporarily deposit waste before that waste is loaded onto trucks bound for landfills, recycling facilities or incinerators. Three candidates responded to the city’s request for proposals: Waste Connections, Meridian Waste Services and Republic Services. In early July, councilmembers approved a ...

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