County Council Hears Citizen Comments

County Council Hears Citizen Comments

by I. D. Smith

On the 6th and 13th of May, Putnam County Council heard citizen comments on the proposed sale of the County landfill.

 

The comments suggested three main concerns.  One was that the soil and water-table character at the landfill was inappropriate for any landfill operation. Secondly, the existence of a regional landfill would damage the County’s reputation and image. Thirdly, the increased truck traffic would lower the quality of life through-out the county.

 

Only two speakers were in favor of the sale. And one of those was an employee of Republic Industries.

 

Overall, I was very proud of the Putnam County citizens who represented themselves so well, presenting their case with clarity and understanding of this complex issue.

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