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Waste manager would like some old furniture

While some county employees are looking forward to new offices at the combined city-county administration building, Don Clauson just wants some of their old furniture, instead of the furnishings he scavenged from the dump.

"I want to get the trash into the dump instead of into the office," says Clauson, the McDuffie County Solid Waste manager who supervises the transfer station at the site of the former landfill.

"I got all my furniture out of the landfill," Clauson said Wednesday at a meeting of the Organizational and Structure Committee, which is tasked with preparing for the move to the new building, perhaps by late May. Excess property at the present courthouse will be redistributed as necessary, and Clauson could get his wish.

Most of the informal session, however, centered on making city and county work schedules identical in the new building.

"Basically, what we're trying to do is equalize the city and the county," said Commissioner Bill Jopling, who led the meeting.

"What that means is when the city-county building is open, you won't have the county open and the city closed," he said.

Discussions between the city and county will continue.

Web posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011

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