City reopens recycling bidding process

- There has even a lot of trash talking about the bidding process and some of it has come from this guy. George Gitschell, the president of Ecohub says his company isn't one of the four allowed to bid.

“What about me?” he wondered aloud at an afternoon news conference.

He's not alone. There were four finalists competing for the city's curbside recycling contract. The city was leaning towards awarding FCC the contract but the day of the scheduled vote some city council members blasted the way the bidding process was handled, saying the scoring method for evaluating the bids was confusing and unfair.

"Maybe. I've got the wrong contract. Maybe I've got the wrong request for proposals. Maybe I've got the wrong sheet. If I do someone get me the right ones. But when I look at this I've got problems. " said council member Greg Travis.

"Something doesn't seem right about this process. I recommend we reject the RFP and reissue it a bit more clearly and everybody can make another bid on this." Said council member  Mike Knox.

Initially Mayor Turner drug in and defended the process...

"Your not going to toss just for the sake of tossing. I believe, I strongly believe the process is sound and we operated  the process  with integrity."

But now he says he's taking council members' concerns to heart and is reopening the last stage of the process to the four. Companies.. again.. Ecohub is not part of it. Not only is Gitchell crying foul, his media consultant claims something sinister is afoot.

"Mr. Gitschell has been in touch with law enforcement. " said Wayne Dolcefino.

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