Judge Gatewood agreed not to go with GovGuam’s financing plan as suggested by the Department of Justice.
Guam – Solid Waste Federal Receiver Gershman Brickner and Bratton will have to come up with a financing plan for the post-closure care of the Ordot Dump.
Chief District Court Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood issued an order in the case, agreeing not to go with the government of Guam’s proposed financing plan, noting that the government has had a history of negligence in maintaining its solid waste system.
Govguam had proposed a financing plan that included removal of improvements to Dero Rd., permanent closure of the Dededo Transfer Station, removal of Route 4 safety enhancements and the establishment of a separate trust account for Ordot Dump post closure care.
The judge, however, agreed with the Department of Justice’s proposal to appoint GBB to develop a financing plan.
Judge Gatewood acknowledges that GBB has already come up with a financing plan, one that proposes to fund the project through debt service reimbursement, but she ordered the receiver to come up with an alternative in the event that funding source is not enough.