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The contract for the Central Abaco Landfill has expired as the Central Abaco District Council awaits a decision from Central Government on who will be responsible for overseeing the management of the site going forward. During the Council’s meeting on November 6, Chief Councillor George Cornish told the council that he had negotiated a month to month schedule of payment for the maintenance of the landfill until a decision is made, which Administrator Cunningham suggested could happen as early as this month.

Central Abaco District Council

The contract for the Central Abaco Landfill has expired as the Central Abaco District Council awaits a decision from Central Government on who will be responsible for overseeing the management of the site going forward.

During the Council’s meeting on November 6, Chief Councillor George Cornish told the council that he had negotiated a month to month schedule of payment for the maintenance of the landfill until a decision is made, which Administrator Cunningham suggested could happen as early as this month.

Mr. Cornish also obtained a lower cost per month than previously paid for the management. The contract awarded to Island Design Builders last year was paid at $37,000 per month ($444,000 per annum); however, with the month to month deal the Council will be paying $7000 less per month.

Following over a one year absence, the Marsh Harbour Town Committee submitted names for persons to be placed on two statutory boards. On the Port Authority Board are Brandon Thompson and Ian Carroll – already active on the board – will be joined by Kandy Pinder. Joining the Town Planning Board will be Danny Sawyer, Rhonda Hull and Timothy Roberts.

It was noted that Pedro Maycock had resigned as chairman of the Port Authority and it was moved and accepted to put Sonith Lockhart as the chairman and Ian Carroll as the deputy chairman.

A contract was awarded to Mario Bethel to carry out restoring the former Local Government office at Dove Plaza to its original state.

Mr. Cornish noted that Baker’s Bay agreed to carry out repairs to the Union Jack Dock replacing the ladder that was damaged. The Council also agreed to pay for a couple signs to be placed at the dock to warn against parking illegally in the area.

Each Town Committee Chairman was assigned with the responsibilities of ensuring adequate cleanup took place in their respective communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Administrator Cunningham noted that all the bills were in he was satisfied with the conditions.

About Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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