McMinnville officials have agreed to a contract swap between Southern Central Iron and Metal in Warren County and Santek Waste Services Inc., of Cleveland.
“Southern Central will be transferring our contract,” said McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock. “They want our approval. They need the mayor to sign off on it.”
The city entered into a municipal solid waste processing agreement with Southern Central Waste Services on July 1 for the facility to accept the city’s solid waste. Santek Waste Services recently purchased the solid waste aspect of Southern Central.
Brock says he feels comfortable with Santek taking over the city’s contract.
“It is a good, sound company,” Brock said. “I’ve know them for years. I don’t foresee a problem with this.”
Santek owns 18 disposal facilities in a nine-state region and employs 350. Plans are for D.J. Hennessee, the owner of Southern Central, to remain with the company for six months and Santek will retain all the company’s current employees.
Officials voted unanimously Oct. 1 and Oct. 3 to allow Southern Central to transfer its contract to Santek with the stipulation the new company will honor the existing contract entered into July 1. With board approval, Mayor Jimmy Haley signed the new agreement.