Fort Wayne city council starts the subpoena process towards Red River Waste Solutions

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Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 5:39 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - After Red River officials failed to show up (Again) to Tuesday’s city council meeting, Councilman Russ Jehl began drafting up a resolution to begin the subpoena process.

Red Rivers was also invited to October’s city council meeting and failed to show. Most council members say they are not shocked that Red River did not show on Tuesday.

Jehl told ABC21, “It’s no surprise. We had to go through the formality of asking nicely for Red River to show up before we could create a resolution. They can come to the council in good faith with an update so that we know whether they intend to fill their contract or whether they’re using bankruptcy as a shroud to leave us high and dry”.

Now that the draft of the resolution has been sent, here are the next steps according to Jehl,

“The steps are ask nicely. Then create a resolution and set up an investigation committee. After that, the investigative committee can issue a subpoena which is legal authority.”

Another current issue, Red River has a $5 million dollar performance bond that has to be renewed by the end of this year. If it’s not renewed, the company won’t fulfill their current contract with the city,

We did reach out to Red Rivers on Wednesday and we have not received a response yet.

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