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Landfill gets negative findings from impact report

Project at a standstill due to possible CRC conflicts with county ordinance

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POSTED: September 11, 2011 8:00 a.m.

A landfill proposed for North Bryan County is at a standstill with both the county government and state Coastal Resource Commission claiming the other must take action for anyone to move forward on the request.
At its regular meeting Wednesday at the Richmond Hill City Center, the CRC reported negative findings in the development of regional impact (DRI) for the solidwaste landfill proposed for a tract of land in the Black Creek community by Pooler-based Atlantic Waste Services.
“We have reviewed this…and we have recommended for a finding not in the best interest of the state,” CRC Executive Director Allen Burns said.
But despite the finding, the CRC tabled voting on the findings because of conflicts with Bryan County ordinances.
“My point is I do not see this body’s assignment under the current state of DRI review to be able to make any comment on any DRI that does not comply (locally), and I’m not sure how it got into the DRI process if it didn’t meet the local zoning,” council member Tom Ratcliffe said.

Read more in the Sept. 10 edition of the News.

 

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