The legislature will act on approving an $18,000,000 bond to help pay for the landfill expansion project. In addition, lawmakers will review and act on accepting the expansion’s environmental impact statement – known as a SEQR. The SEQR is a key part of the expansion process, as it outlines what environmental impact the expansion will not only have on the landfill property, but also other property in the immediate area.
The landfill expansion has been met with some resistance, with officials in the town of Ellery and residents opposed to the expansion because of the adverse impact it would have on residents and the environment.
In addition to the landfill proposals, several other items are also on the agenda for tonight, including a contract agreement with the county’s largest labor union – the CSEA Unit 6300.
Wednesday’s meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the legislative chambers in Mayville and is open to the public.