SWA wraps up business

RIDGWAY – At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Enforcement Officer Dave Stubber reported traveling 462 miles and working 152 hours between April 24 and May 19. He conducted three new investigations: one dumping on Bendigo Road and two incidents of failing to file a permit for demolition. One citation is expected, the other permit violation will be investigated by DEP and Stubber expects a successful prosecution in the dumping incident. Stubber requested permission to base himself at the Elk County Community Recycling Center instead of driving to Ridgway daily. He said In the 19 days he worked since April 24, 14 were spent at the recycling center. "I'm over there four days a week, mostly five days a week," Stubber said. "I guess if the board will allow me, I'd like to move my office over there. I feel I could get the jobs done with email with [Conservation District/Solid Waste Authority Secretary] Diane [Myers] and [Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator] Becky [Titchner], with phone calls. One of them's over there three days a week, and I would be coming over here to them for staff meetings and so on.