Rawlins Council revokes, reinstates Dirty Boyz hauling permit

Citing public health and safety, governing body votes to reinstate previously revoked hauling permit for local business

The 4-2-1 decision by the Rawlins City Council on November 15 to revoke the hauling license for Dirty Boyz Sanitation lasted all of three days. On November 18, the governing body voted 4-2-1 to reinstate the company’s license.

On Tuesday, Mayor Terry Weickum and council members DeBari Martinez, Lisa Smith and Chris Weisenburg voted in favor of the revocation of the license on the grounds the company had violated the city’s ordinance on flow control. Vice Mayor Jacquelin Wells and Councilmember Aaron Durst voted nay and Councilmember Darrel Garner recused himself from the discussion.

Three days later, Weickum called a special meeting of the governing body to consider reinstating the hauling license for Dirty Boyz. City Attorney Gwendolyn Wade and Amy Bach, counsel for Dirty Boyz, said the two parties had come to an agreement. Following the reinstatement of the license, Wade and Bach said the company would immediately resume hauling municipal solid waste to the City of Rawlins landfill and transfer station.

Weickum and Martinez expressed concern about lost revenue owed to the city from Dirty Boyz. Wade and Bach told the governing body that any discussion of fines or lost revenue would need to be discussed at a later point. The only agreement to be considered Friday night, they said, was reinstatement of the license.

“It’s an agreement to work collectively with the city and come to an agreement,” said Bach.

Wells, Durst, Martinez and Smith voted in favor of reinstating the hauling license for Dirty Boyz. Weickum and Weisenburg voted nay and Garner was not present.

Details on both the regular and special meetings of the Rawlins City Council will be found in the November 24 edition of the Saratoga Sun.


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