Article by W. Clay Crook-
Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray gave a few minutes to The Lexington Progress about the recent release from the Tennessee State Comptroller’s Office concerning an investigation of the Henderson County Solid Waste program. “This investigation was initiated by my office shortly after being elected as County Mayor in 2018,” said Mayor Bray. “It was brought to my attention that there was a possibility of some wrong doing at the Solid Waste Department and I immediately contacted the Comptroller’s office.” “Since the 2018 investigation, Solid Waste has been under new management along with a new Solid Waste Committee Chairman and a new Litter Crew. The Solid Waste Director has addressed the issues and adopted an internal control policy to prevent any future concerns.
Comptroller’s Investigative Report
The Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury investigated allegations of malfeasance related to Henderson County Solid Waste. The Comptroller’s Office initiated the investigation after Henderson County officials reported questionable transactions made by employees at the Solid Waste Office. The results of the investigation were communicated with the Office of the District Attorney General of the 26th Judicial District.
Henderson County Solid Waste (HCSW) is a department of the Henderson County government and is maintained through the county’s Solid Waste / Sanitation Fund. The HCSW department consists of a main office located in Lexington and seven convenience centers throughout Henderson County. The convenience centers accept a variety of…
For complete coverage, see the February 12th edition of The Lexington Progress.