Legislative session considers plan to finance new Layon cell - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Legislative session considers plan to finance new Layon cell

Posted: Updated:

The Government of Guam is getting set to borrow another $30 million. Senators dissolved into the Committee of the Whole during the afternoon session to discuss the plan to float a bond, backed by the General Fund, to pay for the construction of a new cell at the quickly-filling Layon landfill. 

In his opening statement, budget director Lester Carlson responds to the most pressing question for solid waste customers: will this mean a rate increase?

"Based on GSWA's projected financial statements for 2020 through 2024, which the receiver has said to be reasonable, the government believes that on a pay as you go to fund the post-closure needs at Ordot, in addition to borrowing $30 million for Layon Landfill Cell 3, GSWA is able to absorb debt service and set aside amounts without a need for a rate increase," he said.

Officials are looking to fast-track legislative authorization for the financing of a third cell, because the two current cells at Layon could reach capacity by next summer.

And, they say, construction of the cell will require two dry seasons to complete.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Park restrooms must be assessed before contractors begin maintenance

    Park restrooms must be assessed before contractors begin maintenance

    Our tourists come to Guam to see the sights of Guam. Unfortunately, our park restrooms provide an unwanted smell. The Department of Parks & Recreation has recently awarded an invitation for bid contract for the maintenance of the 15 public parks controlleMore >>
    Our tourists come to Guam to see the sights of Guam. Unfortunately, our park restrooms provide an unwanted smell. The Department of Parks & Recreation has recently awarded an invitation for bid contract for the maintenance of the 15 public parks controlleMore >>
  • Man wanted in Minnesota for child porn headed stateside

    Man wanted in Minnesota for child porn headed stateside

    A man wanted in Minnesota will be transferred to the state. Today he consented to an order requiring his appearance in federal court there. Gary James Dokulil was picked up in the Philippines and was brought to Guam. It was in November of last year a fedeMore >>
    A man wanted in Minnesota will be transferred to the state. Today he consented to an order requiring his appearance in federal court there. Gary James Dokulil was picked up in the Philippines and was brought to Guam. It was in November of last year a fedeMore >>
  • Passengers held briefly after airport fuel spill

    Passengers held briefly after airport fuel spill

    Guam Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson Nic Lee said they were called to the Guam International Airport Authority this afternoon to respond to a report of an oil spill. Airport spokesperson Rolenda Faasuamalie says 20 gallons of fuel spilled neaMore >>
    Guam Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson Nic Lee said they were called to the Guam International Airport Authority this afternoon to respond to a report of an oil spill. Airport spokesperson Rolenda Faasuamalie says 20 gallons of fuel spilled neaMore >>
Powered by Frankly