By Lisa A. Young : The Herald-Sun
Dec 9, 2008 

CHAPEL HILL — Orange County solid waste management staff and a technical consultant hired by the county are recommending that a 142.7-acre parcel less than a mile west of Orange Grove Road on N.C. 54 be the site of a waste transfer station. 

They plan to make their final recommendation of the site to the county commissioners Thursday. 

The commissioners in October narrowed a list of 10 candidate sites to three, including the one that will be recommended. Gayle Wilson, the solid waste management director, wrote in a memo to County Manager Laura Blackmon that the site, designated 056, has one important characteristic that the other two sites lack — a willing seller.

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