The Maysville-Mason County Landfill will quickly be named after former Mason County Decide-Government James L. “Buddy” Gallenstein.
Through the Mason County Fiscal Courtroom assembly on Tuesday, the announcement to make the identify change was introduced up by Mason County Commissioner Joe McKay.
McKay stated that Gallenstein has tirelessly served the group and all the time works to enhance the lives of individuals residing in Mason County.
“You’ve gotten lots of people who’re true public service,” McKay stated. “However, there’s one who actually stands out as an individual. He loves his God, he loves his household and he loves his group. Buddy Gallenstein has been a devoted public servant for a few years. He’s a visionary chief who’s all the time trying to enhance the lives of individuals on this group. His legacy is one among service and dedication.”
In accordance with McKay, Gallenstein has been hands-on with a number of initiatives all through the years, together with the rubbish program and the landfill.
“He’s only a tireless employee, even to today,” McKay stated. “I believe it’s a becoming tribute to his legacy and dedication to this group to vary the Maysville-Mason County Landfill to the James L. Buddy Gallenstein Environmental Complicated.”
In accordance with Mason County Decide-Government Owen McNeill, the advanced will embody the landfill and recycling heart. He additionally stated Gallenstein is nicely deserving of the honour.
“A number of months in the past, Commissioner Joe McKay, Mike Denham and I had a dialog relating to honoring Decide Gallenstein. Throughout his time period as Decide Government and likewise since, few individuals have been as instrumental for Mason County. In desirous about how we’d honor him, we all the time got here again to Decide Gallenstein’s management on the event, development and management on the Maysville Mason County Landfill. Decide took what was as soon as, only a small group dump and, by means of his management, developed what has grown to turn out to be our regional Landfill,” McNeill stated. “In the end, it got here all the way down to honoring a real pioneer for Mason County. I personally recognize Decide Gallenstein for not solely his management however his friendship as nicely. Each Mason County citizen ought to. Commissioner McKay, Mike and others had been spot on in pushing this initiative.”
Mason County Legal professional John Estill talked about his historical past with Gallenstein and why he was happy to see the landfill renamed for Gallenstein.
“My time with Buddy and Alice Gallenstein goes means again earlier than I used to be Mason County Legal professional,” he stated. “Beginning at age six, I used to be of their residence or their son was in my residence about as a lot as we had been in our own residence. All of the great belongings you’ve performed…when Buddy Gallenstein got here on the scene, we had a dump. He began with a strong waste plan and he made that his initiative. We had a strong waste ordinance. Decide Gallenstein made a door-to-door assortment system and we do have one of many most interesting assortment methods. We’ve gone from having an outdated dump with violations from Frankfort to the place we’re as we speak. Now, if now we have an issue with Frankfort, they stand behind us. We’re one of many few counties that personal and function a strong waste facility. The James L. “Buddy” Gallenstein Environmental Complicated is nicely deserved. I’m pleased with you, choose.”
Gallenstein and his spouse, Alice, had been current on the fiscal court docket assembly in the course of the unveiling of the identify change.
“Thanks, all. I recognize this and the great residents of Mason County,” Gallenstein stated.
Former State Consultant Mike Denham was additionally current to discuss why he believed Gallenstein was deserving of the honour.
Denham stated Gallenstein has labored onerous to scrub up the landfill and was referred to as an knowledgeable when it got here to strong waste and landfills.
“It’s all the time been a pleasure working with Decide Gallenstein. We had all the time had issues with the dump till Buddy took over and he actually received issues straightened out,” he stated. “Once I was within the legislature, he was acknowledged all through the state because the main knowledgeable in landfills. He got here to Frankfort a number of instances to testify. Thanks for ensuring this landfill is there for the residents of this group for a very long time.”
There will probably be a ribbon chopping for the renaming of the landfill scheduled for a later date.
“We needed to shock Buddy and Alice Kaye yesterday at Fiscal Courtroom. As soon as now we have the brand new signage in place, we’ll work with the Chamber and different teams to have a proper ceremony on website. We’re trying ahead to the dedication of the James L ‘Buddy’ Gallenstein Environmental Complicated,” McNeill stated.