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Commissioners to host 2 sessions
By: Abbey Caldwell, City Editor

Volunteer Nancie McDermott looked onto about 80 activists and Rogers-Eubanks community residents Saturday afternoon at the Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love International Church community party and said three words.

“Silence means consent,” she said. Roaring applause and cries of “Amen” followed.

“If we’re not speaking up to the people who make a difference, then we’re saying, ‘yes,'” McDermott continued.

Attendees gathered Saturday as a part of the Rogers-Eubanks Coalition to End Environmental Racism.

(read the whole story here)




BOCC Transfer Station Siting Work Session

May 20, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill, NC

1. Call to Order/Introductions/Opening Comments – Chair Jacobs and BOCC

2.  Receive and Discuss Preliminary Exclusionary Criteria (along with accompanying maps (figures) and Professional Recommendations from Olver, Inc.  (See Agenda Abstract attached)


Olver Recommended Exclusionary Criteria

Exclusionary Criteria Worksheet

Letter to Towns

Break-Even Haul Analysis

Public Comment Power Point

Public Comment Transcript

BOCC Minutes – 2/19, 3/18, 4/15

Laura Blackmon, County Manager, provides preface and introduces Bob Sallach and Ed Shuffler, Olver, Inc., to conduct presentation and facilitate BOCC discussion

3.  Receive Public Comment on Preliminary Exclusionary Criteria and Professional Recommendations – Chair Jacobs and BOCC

 4. Approve Manager’s Recommendation to Adopt Exclusionary Criteria, incorporating any additional changes to the Preliminary Draft as the BOCC may desire – Laura Blackmon, County Manager; Olver, Inc.

 5. Receive Additional Public Comment regarding future phases of the Transfer Siting Process – Chair Jacobs and BOCC

 6. Provide Additional Feedback or Instructions to County Management and/or Olver, Inc. for next Transfer Station Siting Work Session Meeting to be held on June 24, 2008 – Chair Jacobs and BOCC

 7.  Adjourn 


The Historic Rogers Road/Eubanks Community
Invites you to meet the folks
behind the headlines

If you’ve been following the news stories about the Orange County Landfill and the siting of the new Waste Transfer Station for the past year, you’ve heard a lot about the folks that live in the historic Rogers Road/Eubanks Community.

Now, come and meet the folks behind the headlines in this historic and vibrant community. Come spend a Saturday afternoon and hear their stories, meet their kids and absorb first-hand, the 150 years of history in this community. Come share home-cooked food, listen to live gospel and steel-drum reggae music and join hands with others to end environmental racism. Click here for the event flier.