Transfer station board discusses manager’s status

BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill-Surry Transfer Station Committee held a special meeting May 18 at the Blue Hill town office to discuss the resignation of the transfer station manager. That resignation was later rescinded, according to committee Chairman and Surry Select Board Chairman Eric Treworgy.

The board met in executive session to discuss the matter.

Treworgy said anyone who has had to answer to a board instead of one boss will understand the challenges of the situation at the transfer station.

Meanwhile, one of the ongoing questions for transfer station customers is whether there might be any consideration for additional hours of operation.

The short answer, according to Treworgy, is no.

“We’re kind of stuck with it right now,” he said.

The station was once open daily. It is now closed Sundays and Mondays.

“The big issue is with our carrier, DM&J [Waste],” the selectman said. “They don’t have the capacity to remove dumpsters on the weekend for us.”

“We were winding up with full cans before Sunday was over and we had no way to deal with it,” Treworgy said.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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