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[NEWS] Augusta, Georgia Commissioners Veto Waste Facility

– by Susan McCord, November 1, 2016, Augusta Chronicle

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Dean Alford’s proposal to build a city-financed $62 million waste-to-energy plant at the city landfill fell two votes short Tuesday.

Alford, a former state legislator and member of the University System Board of Regents, made a first pitch of the program to the Augusta Commission on Tuesday. His company is Allied Energy Services, which worked with Augusta on a recent solar project.

The group voted 4-3-1, with commissioners Mary Davis, Sean Frantom, Wayne Guilfoyle and Bill Fennoy in favor of submitting a $62 million loan application to finance the project to Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. Commissioners Sammie Sias, Dennis Williams and Ben Hasan voted no.

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