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Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Emma Gandy spent close to an hour on the hot seat before the cityâ€™s Audit and Budget Committee Thursday afternoon.
Gandy entered the first of several planned committee meetings meant to structure the cityâ€™s 2014-15 budget to plead for more revenue for her department. Not only did the committee of three aldermen â€” Chairman Scott Maynard of Ward 5, Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins of Ward 6 and Lisa Wynn of Ward 2 â€” outright deny her their support for more revenue, they even floated the idea of farming out the departmentâ€™s services either in part or in whole.
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