Protests Continue Surrounding Proposed Landfill Near Spencerville

Residents opposed to the sale of land earmarked to be a landfill near Spencerville voiced their displeasure loud and clear.

Tuesday's (March 7th) Counties Council meeting was packed with protestors from the group known as  Citizens Against the Dump.

They urged the county to abandon the idea to sell a parcel of land to Tomlinson Environmental who would like to open up a landfill in the area.

The proposed deal is based on an approval to build a dump from the Ministry of Environment back in 1998.

Members of the protest group however note the surrounding community has changed drastically since that time and a new environmental study should be ordered.

Residents of the area also fear how a nearby landfill will affect their property prices.

 Two motions came out of the meeting, one would request the Ministry of Environment to send a letter informing the county on whether or not the approval from 1998 is still valid.

The other suggests Tomlinson should hold public meetings to educate residents on their plans for the proposed Landfill.

Both of these motions will be debated at the next Counties Council meeting in two weeks.