Landfill Contract Close to Full Twin Cities Approval

It's a step in the right direction for the Twin Cities in their landfill dispute.

Tuesday, Bryan's council will vote to award a $13.2 million contract for the construction of the new Twin Oaks Landfill in Grimes County. College Station's council approved the contract last week.

Bryan's inclusion on the contract and the council's ability to vote on a landfill item were a couple of issues the city had in filing suit this summer against College Station over their joint landfill operation, the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency.

Bryan officials said College Station had neglected to include them in decision-making on the project, and that if Bryan's name was not on contracts for future BVSWMA projects like Twin Oaks, it could open Bryan up to lawsuits if accidents were to happen.

Twin Oaks is off of Highway 30 just across the Brazos-Grimes County line.

Mediation is still scheduled between the sides on other issues.

The Rock Prairie landfill is a year-and-a-half away from being full.

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