Thomas shows support for 'flow control'
During a call-in to Coy Barefoot’s radio show on Friday, recently elected County Supe Rodney Thomas(R) was asked if he would support a controversial “flow control” ordinance in conjunction with the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s plan for a new privately operated Ivy Transfer station, which would essentially give monopoly control over trash collection, and put the Authority's nemesis Peter Van der Linde, who operates an the $11 million Materials Recovery Facility in Zion Crossroads, out of business.
“I would,” said Thomas.
Last month, following a story about an Authority board meeting during which the possibility of adopting a “flow control” ordinance was discussed, County Supe Ken Boyd (R), who also sits on the Authority’s board, hit the air waves to do a little damage control. During a call-in on Rob Schilling’s radio show Boyd bristled at the suggestion that he supported such an ordinance, saying that he had learned that it was “illegal.” Later, Authority director Tom Frederick assured elected officials that he was “not working” on a flow control ordinance.