However, Sayre says Hunyadi lacks management experience, has never run a recycling program and has not complied with West Virginia employment law. At recent solid waste meetings, Sayre has grilled Hunyadi about paying his workers through an out-of-state company, and said Hunyadi was not paying into the West Virginia workers' compensation system.
Hunyadi said Thursday those problems have been corrected. He said his employees were covered under workers' compensation effective March 1 and have been paid through West Virginia Recycling Services since last week.
Sayre also has publicly questioned the terms of the lease agreement with Hunyadi. He said he wonders if board members did their homework before turning Slack Street over to the businessman.
Sayre said the solid waste board made a mistake in privatizing the county's recycling program. He also wrote that the Authority held no public hearings on privatizing the recycling facility, but should have.
"I disagree with the decision to privatize our county's recycling operation," he wrote. "The building was determined to be unsafe to work in last March and it is still unsafe.
"At this time I do not think I can be a productive board member or a team player," he wrote. "It is best if I resign, and I do so effective 1 p.m. March 7, 2013."
Authority board President Kay Summers said Thursday afternoon that she had not yet seen Sayre's resignation letter and withheld comment.
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