*NEWS*S.BEND INDIANA’S TONER COMPROMISE

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*NEWS*S.BEND INDIANA’S TONER COMPROMISE

 user 2006-04-03 at 1:13:00 pm Views: 58
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    Bodle brokers toner compromise
    SOUTH
    BEND — St. Joseph County Commissioner Cindy Bodle, D-District 3, ended
    the county’s toner cartridge scrap Tuesday by offering a compromise.
    The
    commissioners had deadlocked a week ago, when they were unable to agree
    on a recommendation by Lou Ann Hill, county purchasing manager, that
    they accept bids on both original equipment and the less-expensive
    remanufactured toner cartridges. Both types of cartridges are used in
    office machines.
    After being tabled last week, the issue came before the commissioners again Tuesday.
    Commissioner
    Steve Ross, D-District 2, was more adamant than ever about requiring
    the exclusive use of remanufactured cartridges.
    Ross said last week that two states require their use and said Tuesday that the federal government does the same.
    Commissioner
    Mark Dobson, R-District 1, who had pushed for keeping the option to use
    new equipment open, had not changed his opinion.
    That’s when Bodle stepped in with her compromise.
    She
    recommended that bids for both original equipment and remanufactured
    cartridges be accepted, with the understanding that the commissioners
    would expect county departments to primarily use recycled units.
    Any
    department wanting to use original equipment cartridges could do so,
    she suggested, but only with the approval of commissioners.
    Dobson seconded that motion, which carried despite Ross’ vote against it.