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Attorney: Flow control needs time for review
MONROE - Worried that a flow-control ordinance that has been requested by the Green County's Solid Waste Management Board to ensure that commercial trash joins residential trash in the county transfer station may be open to a lawsuit, Monroe City Attorney Rex Ewald asked for more time in reviewing a proposed five-year contract between the parties.

He told the Monroe Common Council on Tuesday he was 80-percent done with his analysis but was "waiting for a couple of missing links."

City Administrator Phil Rath also said he was awaiting more financial data from the board before commenting.

Ewald warned that flow control, which would force private haulers of commercial waste generated in Monroe to use the Brodhead-based county transfer site exclusively, could possibly only be enacted if the facility is a resource-recovery or recycling operation.

"I don't think that's the purpose of that facility," he said of the station, which holds trash until it can be shipped to Janesville to be permanently buried.

In January, the city dropped its membership with the county site because of what it called unforeseen operational costs that went beyond standard tipping, or usage, fees.

The county asked that a flow-control deal be made in lieu of such fees.