City Council tables G&R contractPublished 10:06am Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Austin City Council tabled a potential agreement with G&R Truck Wash to restore water utilities to the business during its public meeting.
City staff and G&R owner Garth Carlson are still negotiating a contract, which is why Public Works Director Steven Lang advised the council to reject any unformed agreement before Monday’s meeting.
The council formalized requirements for G&R to reopen earlier this year, as owner Garth Carlson owes the city more than $230,000 in fees and bills for its strong sewage discharge. G&R has run afoul of city sewage requirements for several years.
In February 2012, the council gave Carlson 90 days to pay all outstanding sewage and strong waste charges, and ordered G&R work with the city on an individual control mechanism agreement, as well as lower its waste discharges into the sewer system.
Rather than miss a May 7 deadline to meet those requirements, Carlson voluntarily closed the business. G&R has remained closed since May 1, 2012.
The city’s requirements for Carlson are to immediately pay $60,000 toward his debt as well as secure a letter of credit with the city for the next two years, which city staff would release after a two year period assuming Carlson makes timely monthly payments toward his debt.
Carlson has offered to pay $30,000, and told city staff he would not be able to secure a line of credit.