By Kirk Ross and Taylor Sisk
The Orange County board of commissioners voted 4-3 Tuesday night to draw its attempt to find a site for a waste transfer station to a close, setting a timetable of 60 to 90 days for reaching a decision.
The board approved a plan to continue to investigate four options, including three potential sites for a waste transfer station and a possible deal with Durham County to use its waste transfer facility. Commissioners also asked to see the costs and parameters of the interlocal waste agreement between the county and its municipalities.
The vote came on the heels of discussion of a new site on Millhouse Road on county-owned property. The new county-owned site is nearly across the street from the Town of Chapel Hill’s public-works facility, where there is land that Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy has proposed as a possible site. (read more here)