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CHAPEL HILL – Orange County Commissioner Mike Nelson wants the county to reconsider its controversial location for a trash transfer station.

“You asked the County Board of Commissioners to reconsider our decision to site the transfer station at the Eubanks Road location,” Nelson wrote on his blog this week. “I support your request.”

Nelson was responding to the Orange County Democratic Party, which asked the board to reconsider the location. He said Friday that he’d been struggling with the issue for months, but comments from the party and public had in large part changed his mind.

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To the Executive Committee the Orange County Democratic Party:

 

Thank you very much for the resolution you passed on September 20th about the transfer station issue (see link below).  You have taken this issue up in a serious, principled way, and as grassroots leaders in the Democratic Party, your voice and perspective are powerful.  It’s important for those of us on the Board of County Commissioners to hear from and listen to the community. 

 

You asked the County Board of Commissioners to reconsider our decision to site the transfer station at the Eubanks Road location.  I support your request. 

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By: Robert C. Gunst Jr., Staff Writer

Issue date: 10/16/07 Section: City

 

 

The residents of the Rogers Road community can’t vote in Chapel Hill or Carrboro municipal elections Nov. 6. The neighborhood, a proposed site for a controversial waste-transfer station, lies outside the limits of each town.

 

But several candidates running for the Chapel Hill Town Council still think the issue is relevant to voters.

 

“We have a moral responsibility to show leadership on this issue,” Chapel Hill Town Council candidate Will Raymond said. “This community has borne the county’s weight for far too long.”

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