GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Once again, a solution to the Gulfport garbage contract is on hold. The deal struck between attorneys for Gulfport, the Harrison County Utility Authority and Team Waste was presented to the authority Thursday morning.
Wednesday, the Gulfport City Council approved the deal in a special called meeting. It was presented Thursday to the authority and the reception was much more amicable than last week.
"This is just an extension from last week's meeting with the Utility Authority, with respect to a settlement discussion with a lawsuit," Hewes said Wednesday. "We're giving a clarification, they had asked us for a number of responses to concerns they'd had."
Last Thursday, the Gulfport City Council approved a six-year contract with Waste Pro for $14.36 a month. That's $0.03 more than the Harrison County Utility Authority's monthly rate.
In Gulfport's contract, Waste Pro will empty garbage cans and remove other trash twice a week, and pick up recycling bins every other week.
The exact terms of the contract can't be released until all parties involved sign it.