Commissioner Dumas hears residents and refuses to allow Rumpke consultant to serve on committee that oversees Rumpke
Commissioner Driehaus appeared by ZOOM to appoint a Rumpke consultant to the committee that oversees Rumpke.ICRC, Hamilton County Commissioners, June 2022. Thursday, Commissioner Driehaus couldn't raise a "2nd" on her motion to confirm the appointment of Tony DiPuccio to the Hamilton County Solid Waste Policy Committee. The motion went down without even a vote despite the county prosecutor's office claiming there is no conflict of interest.
County Commissioner Dumas refuses to approve Solid Waste Committee nominee until residents' concerns heard
Commissioner Dumas backs residents against landfill industry influenceThe Cincinnati Post, 2021. But for, the tenacity of Commissioner Stephanie Dumas - with an assist from Commissioner Reece - Driehaus would have successfully planted a Rumpke compliance contractor on the Solid Waste Policy Committee 2 weeks ago. Dumas insisted the nomination be tabled so she could consider letters written by several individuals and nonprofit organizations before voting on the issue.
Commissioners issue EOY Reviews. Dumas: "We have been working, working, working as a team ... we left no person behind"
Commission President Stephanie Summerow Dumas itemizes accomplishments of 2021Board of CommissionersICRC, Hamilton County Commissioners, January 2022. Commission President Stephanie Summerow Dumas delivered an End of Year Review of the accomplishments of the Board of Commissioners in 2021 at their annual Organizational Meeting.
Commissioner Dumas disses Deters' threat: "I've been in peril before ... but, I have to do the right thing"
Commissioner Dumas disses Deters' threats; votes to pass landfill rulesClip, You-Tube, Hamilton County. Hamilton County Commissioner Stephanie Summerow Dumas doesn't intimidate easily - even if it's Joe Deters, the county prosecutor making threats.
2 County Commissioners see eye-to-eye and approve landfill rules due to public outpouring; change the balance of power
Commissioners Driehaus and Dumas see eye to eye on rules for solid waste; pass resolutionHamilton County BoCC, via YouTube. Commissioners Driehaus and Dumas see eye to eye on the need for rules for Rumpke. For the first-time ever, they passed a rule to regulate the solid waste industry at a cram-packed meeting with overflow crowds in the chamber's ante. The rule gives commissioners veto power over the Ohio EPA to decide if any disposal facility is "constructed, modified, expanded, or operated" in the county. It also sets criteria under which the commissioners can deny a facility, such as impact on: property values, odors, litter, local jurisdictions, and recreational activities in the area. (Starting at page 8 of the "rule" link.)