LANCASTER - If trash hauler BFI doesn't make Garrard County officials happy soon, it'll find its relationship with the county in the dumpster.
Although the national company was granted an exclusive franchise to pick up commercial rubbish in the county in March, it has not signed its contract, nor has it paid the fees required by contract, which was to begin June 1. In addition, BFI missed a new Oct. 15 deadline to sign a contract.
As a result, the county's Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to direct the county attorney to give the company two weeks to sign the contract and pay its fees, or the county will reopen the bidding process.
"It's so messed up, it's just not good business," said Angela Bowling, deputy judge-executive and financial officer, who served on the committee that initiated the bidding process.