Oppose the landfill expansion!

June 6, 2012

To Whom It May Concern:

I strongly oppose expansion of the landfill!!!

The only time they keep the area somewhat cleaned up is when they want something. They continually say they are working on the stench, but you would think that, if they really were working on it, they would have done something to eliminate the odor during these past years.

Naturally, the union workers there are in favor of it because of job security for them, but they don’t live in the area, so they couldn’t care less about the stench. How many long-term jobs will be lost by companies not going to the Industrial Park across the highway?

We were told that county board members were not allowed to talk with anyone about the dump; yet, they voted on it, discussed how they could spend the money, even suggesting a scholarship program (this state has quite a reputation for that already). Does that disqualify them from voting? I know the chairman was at the meetings; is he disqualified from bringing it up in a meeting? I heard there were a couple board members at various meetings, and will they disqualify themselves?

From everything I’ve seen and heard, the only reason the county board wants the expansion is it gives them the opportunity to spend money from their “slush fund” for anything they might conceive to be an economic development.

It’s disgraceful that they are more concerned about money than people and their lives. It’s too bad we don’t have board members that live close by; they would realize just how bad it gets and how it affects our lives.

If the board does pass this, I’m sure that won’t be the last of it, and I would strongly encourage people that live in the “stink zone” to protest their taxes!

Ronald A. Honeyman
Rockford

From the June 6-12, 2012, issue

4 Comments

  1. John

    June 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I couldn’t agree more.

  2. Jerry Coin

    June 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    the board will vote it. Ted Biondo is a motherf—king crook.

  3. Daniel Robert Smyth

    June 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    There are ways of incinerating garbage of all types that makes no smell or otherwise pollutes. We need to build a giant incinerator for our current waste, and the waste we have already buried! When the trash is burned, it is recyclable. When it is burned with fumes passing through a water filter, no fumes escape into our air. The burned waste can then be mixed with soil as a compost, and we gain from our garbage instead of hide it for someone else to deal with.

    In the process of incineration, we find the metals that need recycling, and no one has to be paid to pick through the garbage!

    Incineration is the only solution, all else is a lie for clean-up years later!

    We accept our polluted waters today because of landfills before. Why not stop the need for government water purification plants as we stop adding chemicals into our water table?

    We need to invent he odorless incinerator for the home, and we can eliminate all of the garbage trucks on our streets as we replenish our topsoil like we use to do before the cities banned the burning of household trash and waste!

  4. Daniel Robert Smyth

    June 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Spelling correction requsted in previous comment of mine.

    We need to invent the odorless incinerator for the………

    Changing THE for he.

    Thank you,
    DRS

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