The landfill expansion appeal public hearing with the Illinois Pollution Control Board will begin Monday November 22nd at 9am. It will be held in the Multi-purpose room of the DeKalb County Health Department 2550 North Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. If necessary the hearing will resume on Tuesday November 23rd.
During the hearing witnesses will be called and testimony given regarding the fundamental unfairness on the part of DeKalb County Board members and administration in their handling of the process of WMI siting application for the expansion of the existing landfill. Any member of the public may attend the hearing and speak to the issue of the mega expansion of the DeKalb County Landfill in Cortland.
More than a thousand DeKalb County residents have been communicating on social networks and email and that number is growing. About 600 different taxpaying properties put up a No Mega-Dump sign. Several hundred people have met for the first time in various rallys and meetings. Many from this growing group read more of siting application and public hearing transcripts than a significant portion of the County Board.
“We want the citizens of DeKalb County to know that this expansion is not a done deal.” Dan Kenney, Chair of the Stop The Mega-Dump group said. “A large majority of the county citizens missed an opportunity to voice their concerns about the proposed landfill expansion at the 1st public hearing in March. In fact most citizens didn’t know about the expansion plan until after the hearing and many are under the false understanding that it is over because the county board voted yes 16 to 8 for the expansion. We want citizens to mark their calendars and plan to attend this hearing. It will be an opportunity for them to voice their frustration with the way the county went about this expansion process and to express their concerns about the planned expansion.”
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