BULLETIN: Council OKs landfill by 4-1 vote

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lewisburg City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday evening to let Waste Management Inc. continue its application with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for the expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill.

If the state approves the expansion, the landfill may continue to operate for about seven years, a Waste Management official said. Without state approval, the landfill will be full by December 2009.

The Council's vote came with an agreement negotiated by the city manager and attorney for Waste Management to provide the city with free disposal at Cedar Ridge for as long as the landfill accepts deliveries. That's seen by city officials as worth abut $130,000 annually. City residents pay $12.50 per month for collection service.

Ending the fee was discussed during a public hearing on the expansion request Monday, but it was not mentioned Tuesday night.

Full details of the Council's vote will be in the Friday edition of the Marshall County Tribune.