Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff⋅ Updated June 9, 2012
Why is the City of Kankakee’s contract with Allied so high compared to Bourbonnais, Bradley and other towns in Illinois? Or is it?*
At the Kankakee City Council Meeting November, 1, 2010, Mr. Richard Simms, Superintendent of Environmental Services Utility, explained that what the City was paying ABC Disposal, Inc. in their 2010 contract works out to a monthly per-household rate of around $17.00.
He went on to say that the new January 1, 2011 Allied Waste contract “is about $200,000.00 less per year for year number one.“** He then talks about how the rest of our solid waste payment is going somewhere else.
Officials may not be using this extra money for their personal legal fees or for gambling parties on a Mississippi riverboat. But a garbage bill should be a garbage bill not a fund to go somewhere else, perhaps to cover errors or hidden problems.continue reading »