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<br /> <br />Wil Okabe <br /> <br />Managing Director <br /> <br /> <br />Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br /> <br />Barbara J. Kossow <br /> Deputy Managing Director <br /> <br />County of Hawai‘i <br />Office of the Mayor <br />25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2603  Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720  (808) 961-8211  Fax (808) 961-6553 <br />KONA: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., Bldg. C  Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i 96740 <br />(808) 323-4444  Fax (808) 323-4440 <br /> <br /> <br />March 31, 2017 <br /> <br />NEWS RELEASE <br /> <br />County, Recycler Work towards Resolution on Composting Contract <br /> <br />Hawai‘i County and Hawaiian Earth Recycling agreed Thursday to work towards <br />resolving their present contract differences. <br /> <br />Representatives of the recycling company, headed by its Executive Director Mark <br />Cummings, met with Mayor Harry Kim and the County Department of Environmental <br />Management, and the parties have agreed to work towards addressing concerns with <br />the present contract. <br /> <br />Both parties have agreed that issues of the contract that involve mulching and <br />enhanced mulching, which is mulch that has been treated for invasive species, are <br />important to maintain and must be continued. <br /> <br />The contractor’s performance of the composting segment may take some time to <br />resolve issues such as location and operational responsibilities involving the <br />composting. <br /> <br />“We agreed that working towards and resolving a contract involving mulching and <br />enhanced mulching would be good and needed for the people of Hawai'i County, and <br />needs to be done as soon as possible,” said Mayor Kim. The County and the <br />contractor are reviewing the Contract to see where there are opportunities to adjust the <br />cost of the services. <br />“Both sides are in agreement with this mission, and we look forward to having <br />something definitive in the next couple of weeks.” <br /> <br />Mayor Kim expressed gratitude to the contractor for their willingness to do this. <br /> <br />“As stated in the past, there was never any dissatisfaction with this contractor, or the <br />work performance on the mulching.” <br /> <br />For further information, please contact Bill Kucharski, Director of Environmental <br />Management at (808) 217-2750. <br /> <br />County of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. <br />