Bryan to CS: Let's Start Over on Landfill Agreement

The Bryan city council is set to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would recommend dissolving the current inter-local agreement between Bryan and College Station in order to create a new agency to run landfill operations.

Bryan has filed suit against College Station, accusing the city of not allowing them to approve or make decisions related to the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency, or BVSWMA.

College Station, which runs the current agency, believes Bryan is trying to interfere in its operations.

The current agreement was created in 1990, but in July of last year, Bryan took legal action in regards to the handling of the agency, including what the city believe was exclusion from a construction contract for the new Twin Oaks landfill in Grimes County.

The new site is set to be constructed in the coming years as the current landfill is nearing capacity.

The resolution would recommend the two sides would create "a new, legally constituted agency with a governing board made up of an equal number of representatives from each city," according to the agenda item from the City of Bryan. "The new agency would be incorporated and the College Station landfill staff would become employees of the new entity. Such a corporation could be created under the Texas Transportation Code and would enjoy the same governmental immunities as the two cities."

The resolution is based off an editorial written in The Bryan/College Station Eagle, according to the agenda.

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