Thursday, September 30, 2010

Residents Ticked Off at County Officials About Trash Program; Comments From Readers of Post Articles

St. Louis County residents have been vocal in their dislike and distrust of the county’s trash program. The following are just a few of the comments expressed in the Post Dispatch comments section at:

1. Beenthereseenthem said on: September 26, 2010, 7:15 pm

I've worked for the county for years. Everyone there knows Charlie Dooley couldn't put the right shoes on the right feet without Gary Earls and John Temporiti's permission and direction. Pat Reddington does whatever they tell her to do and she is totally out of touch with reality. If I were an investigative reporter, I'd check out their connections with those that were awarded the contracts in not just this matter but all contracts that have been given out in their administration!!!!!

2. dblittlefeet said on: September 25, 2010, 11:01 pm

Not only were we forced to use a trash service we did not choose--they suck on top of it. They have the worst service I have ever had. From the haulers all the way up to Dooley. Can’t wait for November to say good bye Mr. Dooley!! I have had to appear in court three times already--but they will never get a penny from me. I cancelled service and have more of a bill for one year of cancelled service than I did for 3 years of trash service from American Eagle.

3. Johnd38 said on: September 25, 2010, 11:19 am

Dooley is history in November & Bad History as well. Poor excuse for a "leader". When will people wise up & quit electing these incompetents? Good riddance. Shame that bonds for job performance aren't required & taxpayers will not only get to pay for his criminal activity, but also will have to pay retirement benefits for him too.

4. 7d7 said on: September 25, 2010, 10:26 am

While County voters can't make this lawsuit go away, they can on November 2 to address its cause: County Executive Charlie Dooley.

It was Dooley who used his office to ramrod the County's seizure of contracting authority for trash hauling from its citizens. It was Dooley, and his appointees, who exposed County taxpayers to the lawsuit.

It is Dooley who is now behind transferring without bid contracts for three of the eight districts to Allied. Dooley must go!

5. MOVALFAN said on: September 25, 2010, 10:25 am

The concept behind the trash districts is solid. Its implementation has been a travesty. But then what did you expect from this bunch of St Louis City Democrat machine thugs. This is how they 'roll' in machine politics. Once Dooley was selected he gradually brought in the old Schoemehl crew that destroyed the city during that administration. You can see their legacy in the city to this very day. Do you like what you see there and want the same future for the County? Vote Corrigan!!!!

6. thiatt_II said on: September 25, 2010, 10:17 am

There is a good chance that some of you are right and Dooley was trying to help a north county business. AW, which is located in North County and has the business in either all or most of the districts, also has the worst customer service. I know several people that work for different trash companies and hearing what they do in their job is very different than the service that AW employees have ever given.

7. dobeman said on: September 25, 2010, 10:06 am

This should do it for Dooley. It's good bye and good riddance, Charlie! Enough of the crooked North County politics; people are fed up. This should make it a cake walk for Mr. Corrigan. You mess with people's bread and butter and you are out the door!

8. jjk said on: September 25, 2010, 10:01 am

I think AAA rated Charlie Dooley just got downgraded to junk bond status.

9. teg132 said on: September 25, 2010, 9:27 am

ADVICE TO CORRIGAN: Go crawl under a rock until the election is over. This idiot you're running against will bury himself, so don't take any chances. Stay cool and under the radar......let Dooley dig his own grave just by being himself.

10. teg132 said on: September 25, 2010, 9:22 am

Rightthinker4's comments are likely close to fact concerning your county buffoon's ties to north-county trash haulers! That angle should be fully investigated, and if it is found that the North County haulers were given any preferential treatment whatsoever, their contracts should be cancelled. Then a private negotiator should work out a deal with the haulers who were harmed, so that this entire problem goes away, at considerably less cost than otherwise. THIS DOOLEY GUY IS A J O K E.

11. Taxman2 said on: September 25, 2010, 9:13 am

Every municipality in St. Louis County had to follow this law when they switched to one trash hauler. How Dooley/ Redington thought they could get away doing it differently is asinine. This will cost the County hundreds of millions in damages. There is a good chance that the first thing that the new County Executive, Mr. Corrigan, will have to do is to file for bankruptcy.

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  1. Anonymous9:47 AM

    Don't forget, the members of the County Council are just as guilty for blindly following Charlie over the cliff on this one.
    They still foolishly support thier decision. They are too proud to admit this terrible mistake.
    They treat our tax money like confetti and spread it around without concern.

    Tax payers, it is time to respond and voice our anger in the voting booth.

  2. Anonymous11:57 AM

    It's going to be a miracle if somebody, hopefully several somebodys, don't get indicted over this.

  3. Anonymous2:41 PM

    It should be noted that South County Councilman Steve Stenger voted AGAINST transferring the Veolia routes to Allied. He made a vote AGAINST a trash monopoly. He took a stand against the entire county government and voted for our interests. He should be applauded!

  4. Anonymous11:09 AM

    Trash Tax.

    How many people in St. Louis County realize they pay a TRASH TAX? This TAX is directed by the State of Missouri, Dept of Natural Resources.
    This TAX fee is collected at the landfills, at the rate of $2.11 per ton tipped at the landfill. Then, the state keeps some, and the rest goes back to the Waste Districts. The St. Louis/Jeffereson County Waste District, collects about $5 million per year, from you, by way of this TAX on your trash.

    This has been going on since about 1991, and will forever.

    Trash Tax