City of Bowie served with lawsuit from Midwest

The City of Bowie has been served with a lawsuit related to requiring its outside of the city water customers receive trash collection.
Paperwork for the suit was received Aug. 1 cited as Midwest Waste Services LLC vs. the City of Bowie. Midwest operated a commercial and residential waste collection service in the extra-territorial jurisdiction of the city.
The suit states its customers received a letter dated June 30, 2018 that stated the city would require all customers receiving water from the city to use Waste Connections, the city’s designated waste collection company effective Sept. 1, 2018.
Midwest sent a letter to the city on Aug. 10, 2018 notifying Bowie it “lacked statutory authority” to require individuals or entities outside of its corporate limits to use its waste collection services.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

4 Comments on City of Bowie served with lawsuit from Midwest

  1. Does Bowie still force its residents to use their electricity? I don’t know the rules but it sounds like the city is being super greedy. ESPECIALLY if residents can get cheaper trash pickup. Would that be gouging?

  2. I don’t live in the city & even though we are contemplating sellin our hobby ranch and moving closer, we will not buy in the city. However, instead of constant complaining seems like someone would get the hint that Bowie citizens are being taken advantage of. I propose those who are on the short end of the stick most, try to remedy this by the ballot box. A mess of names on a petition can effect a recall vote and even closer to home, runfor city council ond/or mayor.

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