Bryan, College Station at Odds Over Landfill Operations

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

The cities of Bryan and College Station are locking horns over landfill operations. And the disagreement could wind up in court.

Bryan is accusing College Station of hijacking the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency (BVSWMA), a organization owned by both cities.

Among the allegations: Bryan has been denied the opportunity to approve the BVSWMA budget; Bryan has not been consulted or included in BVSWMA purchases or contracts; College Station delayed negotiating a contract for the "Methane Gas to Energy" project after Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) won the bid; and Bryan has been left off the new Twin Oaks landfill construction contact.

BVSWMA was created in 1990 as a way for both cities to combine their landfill assets. An inter local agreement spells out what is expected from each partner. But it is that agreement, last amended in 2003, which Bryan says is in need of a rewrite.

When told of the allegations Monday night, College Station City Manager Glenn Brown said, "I'm disappointed Bryan decided to go public with its concerns. We have had some disagreements in the past few months but College Station intends to continue working with Bryan."

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