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Town Board to Discuss Garbage Contract in Light of Arrests

Special meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The Babylon Town Board will hold a special meeting next Tuesday to determine how to proceed in regard to a residential garbage collection with Jody Enterprises. 

The meeting comes on the heels of the arrest of two men, whom officials said worked as managers for Jody and were involved in a recycling scheme that involved hauling recyclables meant for the Town of Smithtown's recycling facility to a salvage business in West Babylon, where they are alleged to have sold them for personal profit. 

The Town Board passed a resolution awarding a 10-year trash collecting contract to Jody Enterprises of Babylon Inc. in June, but Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer never it after hearing of an investigation of the company from the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. 

"The Town Board has requested the presence of Jody Enterprises to answer some questions as part of the process of determining the best course of action moving forward," Town spokesman Tim Ruggeri told Patch in an email, of the meeting to be held at 9 a.m. at Babylon Town Hall. 

Schaffer said last week that he will ask the Town Board to declare an emergency, which would allow it to enter into a short-term emergency procurement with another residential trash collector. 


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