Bowers urged customers to continue their recycling habits as usual while ECUA seeks alternatives for processing recyclables.
Santa Rosa County Administrator Hunter Walker said he doesn't see an immediate resolution for the issue, but he expects ECUA to continue working with the county leading up to the completion of the new recycling center next year.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that Worthen made loans totaling $36,700 to the ECUA representative.
Stephens says it immediately notified the "appropriate authorities," began an internal investigation, removed itself from further consideration for business with the ECUA and put the employee and his supervisor on administrative leave.
He answered the phone at his Stephens office last week but wouldn't comment about matters involving the ECUA.
or its representatives have contributed more than $3,000 to ECUA election campaigns, including $1,000 to Terry Busbee, $500 to Billy Tennant, $450 to Celestine Lewis and $190 to Jack Kenney.
Stephens' representative had no paperwork to present its case before the ECUA board, Walker says.
Walker also notes that Busbee decided not to seek re-election to the ECUA board about the same time that news broke in Pensacola about a Stephens employee repaying a loan for an ECUA representative.
We also underwrote two bond issues for the ECUA -- a $15.
In June of 1994, we learned that a Stephens employee had referred an ECUA representative to Worthen Bank as a customer, and had subsequently repaid with personal funds a loan made by the bank to the ECUA representative.
Stephens immediately notified the appropriate authorities, commenced an internal investigation, recused itself from further consideration for business by the ECUA and placed the employee and his supervisor on administrative leave.