April 24, 30 public hearings on proposed expansion of Winnebago Landfill move to BMO Harris Bank Center
Online Staff Report
As a result of a large number of anticipated attendees, the public participation meetings regarding the proposed expansion of the Winnebago Landfill have been moved to the BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St., Rockford.
The first meeting is from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, and the second is from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday, April 30.
The hearings will be held in the main arena of the BMO Harris Bank Center. Entrance is on Elm Street through the door immediately west of the ticket office, under the stairs.
Parking is available in the Concourse Parking Garage on the west side of the BMO Harris Bank Center on South Church Street.
During public participation hearings, members of the public are invited to appear and comment on the application for expansion of the landfill, 8403 Lindenwood Road, Rockford.
Written comments can be filed with the Winnebago County Clerk’s Office, 404 Elm St., first floor, room 104, Rockford, starting on the date the application was filed until 30 days after the last public hearing. Comments postmarked within that 30-day period (even though received later) will become part of the record and are to be considered by the board.
All interested citizens are reminded that no evidence or testimony outside of the public hearings or written comments sent to the county clerk can be considered by the Winnebago County Board chairman or Winnebago County Board members in its vote to approve or disapprove the proposed expansion.
The county board chairman and county board members are prohibited from considering conversations, phone calls, written materials, advertisements or information on websites presented to them outside of the hearing.
After the hearing and the comment period, a hearing officer will prepare and submit to the Winnebago County Board his report and recommendation. The county board will make its decision based upon the record from the public hearing and may also consider the recommendations of the hearing officer. The county board will then render its decision in a resolution.
Posted April 24, 2012
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