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Contract between Colonie and Waste Connections signed

There are some obligations for the town under the contract. The town is not allowed to amend any of the existing contracts that deal with waste disposal and must also provide any billing records of customers of the landfill to Waste Connections.

In section 26e, it explicitly state the town must join and fully support any application for permits for operation or expansion of the landfill that is deemed necessary by both the Waste Connections and the town. The town is allowed to review any reasonable request by the Company to acquire more property Waste Connections would deem necessary for operation or expansion of the landfill.

"and shall determine in Town's sole discretion, whether to comply with Company's request to exercise said authority," the contract says.

There is also the talked about cap on solid waste collection rates. In section 37b, it states that the annual increase of the rate will be no higher than 3.5 percent or the annual increase of the Consumer Price Index, which reflects changes in fuel prices or any new laws and regulations. The fuel adjustments will be based on the Energy Information Administration of the United States Department of Energy's Weekly Retail on Highway Diesel Prices for the Central Atlantic. There is no cap for businesses or for customers living outside of the Town of Colonie.""

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