Checks distributed at supervisors meeting

Published 4:07 pm Thursday, January 21, 2016

Christmas may have passed but there was a giddiness as goodies were doled out at the first Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors meeting of the year.

Robert Guidry, president and CEO of Container First Services solid waste disposal company, passed out checks totaling $50,000 to a handful of worthy county causes at the supervisors’ Thursday, Jan. 7, meeting.

Based in Petersburg, CFS is a full-scale industrial, commercial, and residential waste and recycling operation that includes among its holdings CFS Disposal and Recycling Services of Lunenburg.

“It’s been a great relationship,” Guidry told the supervisors and the audience. The allocation to local good causes is part of a yearly ritual.

Guidry said that supervisors insisted on an annual allocation as one of the conditions of the company buying the county landfill several years ago, but he wanted to select the recipients and require they be involved in education, youth or improving the community.

The allocations were: $10,000 to the library association to be divided between the Kenbridge and Victoria branches; $15,000 to Lunenburg County Health Services for facility improvements, specifically better access; $5,000 to Lunenburg Youth Sports; $5,000 to Victoria Elementary School for new playground equipment; $5,000 to Kenbridge Elementary School for new playground equipment; and $10,000 to Lunenburg Middle School for a scoreboard.