Monday, 02 August 2021
Login |  Register 
MSC News National Headlines Tech Talk Sports Top Headlines CBS US News
Trailer fires at Brown Co landfill discussed
07/21/2021

Brown County Courthouse

(KNZA)--Representatives of Hamm's Inc. met with the Brown County Commission Monday to discuss fires that have destroyed three of their trailers at the county transfer station in a less than two-year period, with the most recent fire in June.

Charlie Sedlock and Dan Watkins with Hamm's proposed an addendum to their contract that includes a $4 a ton surcharge for 36-months to recover the cost of two of the trailers.

Sedlock said the trailers cost $70,000 to $80,000 a piece.

While the exact cause of the fires is unknown, he said the industry has been wrestling with more fires caused by lithium-ion batteries.

Hamm's is working with the county to mitigate the risk of future fires.

On the recommenation of County Attorney Kevin Hill, the Commission tabled for two weeks a decision on the contract addendum to allow the county an opportunity to discuss the proposed surcharge with local trash haulers.

Hamm's transports trash collected at the Brown County Transfer Station to its landfill at Perry for disposal.

In other business, Commissioner Lamar Shoemaker discussed with commissioners a request from the city of the Horton that the county contribute half of the cost of repairs to the Brown County Fair building roof. Shoemaker said the city has obtained a bid from Lanter Roofing Systems in the amount of $17,100. The commission voted to contribute up to $8,500 toward the roof repairs.

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Update: Sabetha girl dies from injuries in wreck
Two Sabetha residents injured in Brown Co wreck
Sabetha teen arrested for rape
Funeral arrangements set for Sabetha girl
NSP seeks help in locating missing woman
Two injured in Nemaha Co wreck
Horton woman arrested on drug charges
Atchison stolo found burned in Missouri
Oskaloosa man found guilty of securities fraud
Falls City woman facing federal gun charges
Virus cases on rise in Nemaha Co
COVID-19 cases on the rise in Brown County.
Atchison wreck leaves woman injured
City urged to allow NEK-CAP to use property
Atchison's new era begins Tuesday evening
Heavy loads barred from MO River Bridge
City dealing with loose dogs around town
Watch: Atchison's USD 409 to begin school year masked
City to hire firm to examine new concrete streets
KS governor recommends masks for all K-12 schools

Click Here For All Stories


LATEST STORIES
Horton woman arrested on drug charges
KS governor recommends masks for all K-12 schools
Health advisory remains in place for two local lakes
Additional fringe benefits approved for Horton city employees
Land management workshop scheduled in Auburn
Peru State names Interim Director of PSC Foundation
Kickapoo Tribe requiring face coverings
Funeral arrangements set for Sabetha girl
Two injured in Nemaha Co wreck
Falls City woman facing federal gun charges
Click Here For All Stories

©2021 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
172.69.63.115