Commissioners know public is against landfill

Friday, March 21, 2008

Like their constituents, Marshall County commissioners are aware of the prospect of another landfill being developed in this area, the commission's chairwoman said Wednesday.

"Do we think that one is coming? Yes," Chairwoman Mary Ann Neill said after members of the county budget committee concluded business in preparation for Monday night's meeting of the commission.

However, Neill, in effect, advised county residents to keep their powder dry because a long chain of events is just beginning and there will be several opportunities to take a stand. And, there are procedural concerns, she said when asked about residents in the south end of the county who may be planning to come to Monday night's meeting.

"Our Steering Committee's rules don't allow the chair to acknowledge comments on topics that are not on the agenda," Neill explained.

She attended the planning commission meeting on Tuesday when there was standing room only for opponents of another landfill, and she spoke with "a lot of people in the hallway."

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