Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Foes of trash districts continue court battle

 Opponents of trash collection districts in unincorporated St. Louis County last week asked the Missouri Court of Appeals to reconsider its ruling against them in a lawsuit or send the case to the state Supreme Court. On Nov. 16, the appeals court sustained most of St. Louis County Circuit Judge Robert Cohen's dismissal of a suit county by three opponents of the districts against the county and the three haulers who won contracts to collect trash in the districts.

The opponents argued that the districts were improper because they were special assessment districts set up in violation of a county charter requirement that voters in such districts authorize them. The opponents questioned the appeals court's position on their right to sue and obtain refunds from haulers. St. Louis County Counselor Patricia Redington on Monday said the county will be ready to defend the appeals court's ruling.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:01 AM

    How much more tax payer money will get spent on this disaster of a program?

    These trash districts go back up for bid in about 6 months.

    Only about 70% of the county currently participates, and many, many, thousands of dollars are owed in delinquent billings.

    How bad does it have to get, before it can be dealt with??

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  2. Anonymous11:03 AM

    The reality is, Charlie Dooley and the County Council, really don't participate in this failed country trash system. They all live in incorporated municipalities and avoid the errors of their way.

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  3. Anonymous12:16 PM

    It sounds like Redington already expects to lose this ruling if she's preparing to defend the ruling. Another example of the great saving of taxpayer money? This abuse of power has been dragging through the courts since its inception. Does anyone involved in county government get it? Maybe the money could be better spent buying Dooley and the county council a clue.

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  4. Anonymous7:56 AM

    Perhaps yesterday’s ruling by a Federal judge that forcing people to buy health insurance is unconstitutional will provide ammunition for the fight against trash districts.

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  5. Maybe the money could be better spent buying Dooley and the county council a clue.
    Dumpster Rental

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  6. This abuse of power has been dragging through the courts since its inception....
    Previa Dealers

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