District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood refused to hear an arguments on several motions to reconsider her decision to extend the federal receivership to June 2018.
Guam – With the receivership near its end, District Court Cheif Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood made it clear to all parties “that issues should be tackled not personalities.” This is in reference to two motions for reconsideration which according to Judge Tydingco-Gatewood contained mis-statements of record. She stated, “when I see a mistake I don’t appreciate that. It must be substantiated by accurate statement of facts. I will not hear anything on these motions.”
In light of this, Tydingco-Gatewood urged the parties to go back and review the record to determine if they stand by their motion for reconsideration or if the parties would like to make and amendment to the motions.
She also advised the Guam Solid Waste Board of Directors that the supplemental status report they filed was in violation of civil local rules, further advising the Board that the report would be disregarded by the court.
Judge Tydingco-Gatewood did address the financial report filed by the receiver. The latest report includes the funding of additional projects such as Dero Road, the Resident transfer Stations, Post Closure of Ordot Dump, Landfill Gas mitigation and the closure costs of cells at Layon Landfill. According to the receiver’s principal associate David Manning, the fund balance is healthy and on target with the Financial plan of 2016.
The court was also informed that a Comptroller has been hired to handle the finances, his name is Enrique Binas, and he will be arriving on Guam on January 2, 2017.
The next hearing has been set for February 14, 2018.