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Mayors approve backup plan for dump haul


The Regional Board of Mayors Monday approved a plan to have Sunrise Disposal provide backup hauling services for the Delano Transfer Station.

The RBOM had advertised to find someone with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) who would be available to make occasional hauls to the Grant County Landfill, just out of Ephrata.

There were no takers.

The mayors were concerned with the need to have someone in place to drive the transfer truck when manager Randy Gumm was sick or on vacation.

Under the agreement, if approved by the four city and town councils, Sunrise Disposal would provide a CDL driver at $30.12 per hour, plus mileage, to make the hauls.

Gumm told the mayors that hauling time was about four hours.

The per-diem cost, in event the haul agreement went multiple days, would be $140 a day for meals and lodging.

Gumm explained that he would like to take a vacation this year. He has been unable to do so because of not having a properly licensed backup driver.

Gumm now makes about three trips a week, all depending on the time of year and the volume of landfill material received at the transfer station.

All agreements made by the mayors group have to be approved by the four individual councils from Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam and Elmer City.

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