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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Issues Formal Opinion Concerning How Solid Waste Management Departments Are to Be Run in Counties with a County Administrator

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today issued a formal opinion to Marathon County Corporation Counsel Scott M. Corbett explaining certain aspects of how solid waste management departments are to be run in counties that have a county administrator.

 

Attorney General VanHollen concluded that section 59.18(2)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes requires that the county administrator appoint the solid waste management director and that the director supervise the operation of the solid waste management department. Van Hollen explained that in such counties the functions of the solid waste management board are limited to being an advisory body to the county administrator and the county board and a policy-making body for the solid waste management department.

 

A copy of the Attorney General's opinion is available at the following link:

 

AG Opinion

 

A copy of the opinion request is available at the following link:

 

Request for Opinion

 

Formal and informal opinions issued by Attorney General Van Hollen are available at:

 

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