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Landfill draws TV cameras

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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Negotiating Committee members, from left, Joe Boyd Liggett, Don Ledford, Mary Ann Neill and Joe Brandon, and the Fox 17 cameraman.
The Marshall County landfill controversy has brought a modicum of fame to a number of local residents who saw themselves on Fox 17 news Monday night.

Marilu Clift and Larry Clark spoke on camera in opposition to the proposed new landfill. The members of the Solid Waste Committee and its chairman, Don Ledford, were shown meeting on the stage of the Lewisburg Middle School auditorium.

The Fox 17 cameraman started out at the negotiating committee meeting in the Courthouse Annex at 5 p.m. This gathering only took 15 minutes and was purely organizational. The committee selected Mary Ann Neill as its chairman and Ledford as secretary.

"We will not be accepting any comments from the public," Neill said.

She did explain that a negotiating committee had been formed to work out a contract with Waste Management in case the new landfill is approved, rather than leaving the terms to be worked out after the proposed landfill had been approved and the county was in a weaker bargaining position.

Neill reassured members of the TriCounties Environmental Association who were present, "We are at this time exploring all our options," and referred them to Solid Waste Director Morgan Freeman for specifics.

The group was formed to oppose any new landfill.

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