County Council member Shelli Yoder says the controversial proposal for a waste transfer station was actually a deceitful attempt to provide Hoosier Disposal-Republic Services with another business opportunity.
Yoder was at one time a registered agent for Indiana Green Transfer and Recycling, but resigned late last year. She addressed the Monroe County Board of Zoning Appeals in their meeting last night.
Hoosier Disposal-Republic Services currently holds a contract with the county for waste disposal service. Indiana Green Transfer and Recycling applied for a permit from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to put the trash facility on N. Angelina Lane last September. Yoder says she later discovered Hoosier Disposal official Kenneth dePass was an original ‘silent’ partner in Indiana Green Transfer and Recycling.
Yoder closed her statement before the Board by quoting P.T. Barnum, “You can’t fool all of the people, all of the time.” The Monroe County Council member was speaking in support of a private effort by property owner Robert Shaw to protect other property owners from future trash facility development. Indiana Green Transfer and Recycling formally withdrew their IDEM permit application on Monday.