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Yorktown's Garbage Collector Announces New Management

Yorktown resident Brian Amico told the Westchester County Solid Waste Commission that Joseph F. Spiezoo, III has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board.

Changes to the management of Yorktown's garbage collector have town board members questioning the readjustments – and the town's previous garbage collector, C.R.P. Sanitation Inc., is filing a reply memorandum to adjust its lawsuit against the town.

But the new chairman of the board Joseph F. Spiezio, III, who also manages R&S Waste Services, LLC. in Harrison, told Patch he would be handling the business aspects of Frontline Waste Management Corp., which is doing business as Competition Carting. 

Spiezio III, said Frontline Waste Management Corp. was awarded the garbage bid in October and that Yorktown resident Brian Amico would continue to oversee the day-to-day operations. The company is expected to begin work in Yorktown on Jan. 1, 2013. 

"My role as the chairman of the company is to increase the efficiency, manage and bring in additional resources such as equipment, equity, manpower, and years of experience and talent," Spiezio III said.

During Tuesday's town board meeting Yorktown Councilman Nick Bianco said Amico had written a letter to the Westchester County Solid Waste Commission letting them know that Spiezio has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Frontline Waste Management Corp. doing business as Competition Carting.

"Please add him to the organizational documents with the Solid Waste Commission," Amico wrote to the Commission. "Mr. Spiezio is currently licensed under the entity RSLS Waste Services, LLC. I am not aware of any formal documentation to be provided to the Commission to add an officer and we are in the process of submitting the required paperwork for a stock transfer as well."

"We are going to ask – and the board agreed – to have this new chairman of the board come to our next work session to meet us," Bianco said during the meeting. "So I just want to bring this to everyone's attention."

Spiezio said he has not been contacted by town board members to attend their Dec. 11 work session.

However, because of the management changes to the company, CRP Sanitation Inc., which filed a lawsuit against the town of Yorktown and the town's new garbage collector Competition Carting last month, accuses Spiezio of using Amico to avoid any vetting process. 

CRP Sanitation, Inc. is filing a reply memorandum with the New York State Supreme Court saying the company believes the town awarded the bid to "a company that didn’t even submit the bid.

"In fact, it appears that Frontline is a completely different corporation, controlled by one Joseph Spiezio, of R&S Waste Services LLC," the reply memorandum reads. "As has been discovered within the past few days, it appears that R&S – a company with a checkered background – may have been using Mr. Amico, to avoid disclosing its involvement. Involved in litigation elsewhere, and with other problems throughout the County, R&S might not have survived the admittedly minimal vetting process in Yorktown."

In the lawsuit, the company asked for the reversal and annulment of the town accepting Competition Carting and Refuse Removal Corp.'s bid for municipal waste hauling and recyclables.

Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace said he has been told that Amico's company is ready to begin work in January and the changes in management "shouldn't have any bearing on the contract."

"The only time when that becomes a problem is when garbage is not picked up," Grace said. 

Yorktown Town Board members adopted a "best value" law in June, 2012 to allow for flexibility in awarding bids in the event board members felt the lowest bid didn’t provide the "best value." In addition, town board members changed the language in its bid specifications to allow a chance to companies with no experience or less than 10 years experience to bid on the job. 

By switching to another garbage collector, Yorktown is saving about $800,000 – with the difference between the two lowest bidders being $500,000. The bid award has sparked some criticism among residents and members of CRP Sanitation Inc.

"Everybody will get over it once their garbage is picked up," Spiezio III said. "It shouldn't be personal. This is business."

To read more about the lawsuit, click here.

To read more about the garbage bid award, click here.

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Evan Bray December 06, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Hahaha. Knee slap. Hahahahahahaha. It's just a thing that is happening. Good entertainment for sure. My favorite quote you ask? "My role as the chairman of the company is to increase the efficiency, manage and bring in additional resources such as equipment, equity, manpower, and years of experience and talent," Spiezio III said. It begs the question: why did the TB vote to eliminate "equipment, equity, manpower, and years of experience and talent" from bid qualifications. I guess we'll never know.
bertie December 06, 2012 at 01:26 PM
I think everyone should google "Joseph Spiezio III."
Elizabeth December 06, 2012 at 01:47 PM
It seems like they are trying to pull something under handed.
Robert Surabian December 06, 2012 at 02:05 PM
"... a company with a checkered background ... " Oh really! And what specifically are we talking about, Patch?
Ed Lachterman December 06, 2012 at 02:07 PM
I for one am glad to see that Competition Carting is being responsible and expanding their operation as they grow. It would be poor judgement to not increase your base as business grows. @ Deena - I agree with you on the google, just make sure you read it all. I saw that the cases were from 2008 and were dropped. One of the articles even says that it was brought before the DA (both current and past) and the case was not acted on which means it was without merit. @ Evan - $500,000 is a big price for "equipment, equity, manpower, and years of experience and talent" that we are now getting at the reduced price. I think the only thing they really eliminated was the experience end. Most businesses gear up for the increase of business as it comes. As this is a large increase, I am sure it takes major resource development. As a YT resident, I only care that the job gets done right for my tax $$.
Evan Bray December 06, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Agreed. Mr. Spiezio hit the nail on the head with "Everybody will get over it once their garbage is picked up." The whole situation does strike me to be a bit odd, but it makes for good reading. I lol'ed on the train today.
Yorktown Tattler December 07, 2012 at 02:14 AM
I Googled the Spezio guy and got a little scared. I think everybody deserves a second chance but it looks like this one got a second , third, fourth and many more chances. Before I retired I remember this guy from scandals in Yonkers. he has a reputation for setting up deals, screwing up and then walking away from them leaving everybody in the lurch. Hope that doesn't happen in yorktown.
Evan Bray December 07, 2012 at 03:57 AM
You frighten easily, Mr. Tattler. That's why you don't use your real name, right?
Concerned Resident December 07, 2012 at 04:06 AM
It is clear that nobody is aware that the negative responses are desperate attemots to create something that does not exist. All unfounded nonsese and secondly is anyone aware that CRP was indicted and has criminal involvement in its history! Also did CRP sell to City Carting or is that a secret! No drama, but lets all be confident that the contract is handled properly and CRP has to realize that competition is not what they are used to and I guess the game about no bid contract has ended.
Concerned Resident December 07, 2012 at 04:10 AM
I had many dealing with Spiezio and google is not accurate but when a man is active many times they are targets. It is clear that Yorktown Tattler is not aware of the man and is just spreading unfounded rumors and the rumors are old (10 years). How can someone make allegations without the facts and what about the FACT that CRP was indicted!
Concerned Resident December 07, 2012 at 04:15 AM
Google and see it is all speculation and never any facts surrounding, but Spiezio has been a very generous man and sits on over 20 community based boards and has several foundations to help those in need. He built a huge business and people are jealous and he is a good man and many people that do not waste time blogging will tell you as well as the numerous hospital board he sits on and this blog is nonsense and he is a great businessman and employees over 75 men and women. Stop spreading rumors and use your name and we can provide you with the truth and facts,
Concerned Resident December 07, 2012 at 04:16 AM
CRP is gone!
GUY December 07, 2012 at 08:40 AM
The developer Joseph Spiezio was the focus of an investigation by The Journal News last year that found problems with his business practices and the extent to which the city of Yonkers checked his background before making deals with him.The article reported that more than 50 legal claims had been filed against Spiezio and his various businesses since the 1980s.Many of the lawsuits alleged that he refused to pay overdue bills and loans; some accused him of fraud.The developer has said that all of the allegations were unfounded.
GUY December 07, 2012 at 08:41 AM
GUY 10 seconds ago The developer Joseph Spiezio was the focus of an investigation by The Journal News last year that found problems with his business practices and the extent to which the city of Yonkers checked his background before making deals with him.The article reported that more than 50 legal claims had been filed against Spiezio and his various businesses since the 1980s.Many of the lawsuits alleged that he refused to pay overdue bills and loans; some accused him of fraud.The developer has said that all of the allegations were unfounded.
GUY December 07, 2012 at 08:42 AM
GUY 10 seconds ago The developer Joseph Spiezio was the focus of an investigation by The Journal News last year that found problems with his business practices and the extent to which the city of Yonkers checked his background before making deals with him.The article reported that more than 50 legal claims had been filed against Spiezio and his various businesses since the 1980s.Many of the lawsuits alleged that he refused to pay overdue bills and loans; some accused him of fraud.The developer has said that all of the allegations were unfounded.
GUY December 07, 2012 at 08:42 AM
GUY 10 seconds ago The developer Joseph Spiezio was the focus of an investigation by The Journal News last year that found problems with his business practices and the extent to which the city of Yonkers checked his background before making deals with him.The article reported that more than 50 legal claims had been filed against Spiezio and his various businesses since the 1980s.Many of the lawsuits alleged that he refused to pay overdue bills and loans; some accused him of fraud.The developer has said that all of the allegations were unfounded.
Layla December 07, 2012 at 01:07 PM
All I can say is that January 1, 2013 could be the beginning of some great fun for the town. Only time will tell. But my mama always told me that the past is prologue to the Future.
Steve December 07, 2012 at 01:14 PM
These comments have no bearing in the article they are just attacks on individuals
Evan Bray December 07, 2012 at 02:05 PM
"concerned resident" you are aware that it's very hypocritical to ask people to use their name when you hide behind an anonymous handle, right? And who is "we"? Should your handle be plural. Please, use your name(s) and we'll review your "truth and facts" in that light. Do share.
john t December 09, 2012 at 12:16 AM
I find it amazing that GUY keeps harping on an unfounded and boas article against the person. He has no criminal background, he has no judgments and he has no open lawsuits and all others were unfounded or against companies that exist. NOW look at CRP and check on the carbone criminal background and the connections they hold and the reason why only 2 companies BID Yorktown. Check out Nick Bianco and Carbone and compare to Spiezio and you cant shine Spiezio's shoes
john t December 09, 2012 at 12:19 AM
That is not true and I know him very well and my name is John Testi. He has started many projects and succeeded at all. There were issues with partner lawsuits and if you check they were frivilous and Spiezio won all. Get your facts right, Joe is a good businessman and he will get the job done for Yorktown and CRP can go hide under the rock they came out of
john t December 09, 2012 at 12:20 AM
I guess GUY is another follower who think he is bringing attention to his repeated comment, but it is truly false and why not tell us all what is on google since I ran it and it is fine and get your facts correct.
james Devine December 09, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Deena Maybe you should google and find out that there is no organized crime conviction or any criminal activity. Second they google is not always correct so ask the question to the person and put your name and I will have Spiezio call you with any facts you want. I guess you are on the CRP payroll also!
Mr.batts January 22, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Joe spiezio is my hero!
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