Environmental consultants compete for Holmes County job

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM.

BONIFAY — Two environmental consultants went toe-to-toe during the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, April 9 — one firm fighting for the spot of environmental consultant overseeing the clean-up of the local landfill, and the other firm fighting to remain.

Belinda Pollock with CDG Engineers, the county’s current environmental consultant group, was present to give an update on the landfill site.

Pollock explained that even though the site contamination is low, it is still contaminated with petroleum and after the last site screening evaluation it ranked one point higher then what is allowed for site clean up.

“We double checked to see if we could have it rescored, but we’ve found even if we did it wouldn’t yield better results,” said Pollock. “For now the site is at a standstill.”

Shortly afterward, Michael Tadlock, marketing director for Wes Environmental, LLC, stepped up to ask for the board’s consideration to make Wes Environmental the county’s new environmental consultant.

“We are a small company that brings big results,” said Tadlock. “We’ve got three geologists that combined bring 60 years of experience, we treat the property as we would our very own and we a local company.”

“We hire in Holmes County, we shop in Holmes County, we live in Holmes County,” Tadlock said. “We also firmly believe we can get the site rescored and continue progress so you can have a swift and complete closure to this project.”

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