The relationship between County Waste and Colonie has been strained in the past year, according to Councilman Dan Hornick, citing an investigation into whether the company lied on its weigh slips.
"There was an Attorney General's investigation with County Waste, and they had to pay a settlement to the town," he said. "County Waste was sending in weigh slips with the trucks saying this is what we weighed, only they had to pay what was on that slip and there were some discrepancies."
Calling himself a proponent of open government, Magguilli said he is "baffled" by the allegations made by County Waste. He said he thinks the company might be confused in thinking the process was done through competitive building.
As the town weathers a harsh economic climate, the additional revenue was certainly welcome, Magguilli said.
"The deal with Allied brought in another $1.2 million in revenue," he said. "Are we supposed to forgo that in tough times?""