By Taylor Sisk, Staff Writer
The Carrboro Citizen
Though the Orange County Board of Commissioners isn’t scheduled to vote on the county’s future solid-waste disposal options until its Dec. 7 meeting, commissioners heard plenty about one of those options at Tuesday night’s meeting.
The majority of the approximately 125 people who filled the Southern Human Services Center meeting room were present to weigh in on a proposed transfer station, and the better part of the hour allotted for public comment on non-agenda items was filled with the voices of those opposed to locating the station on Millhouse Road.
The commission will vote on whether to place a transfer station on this county-owned property (called the Paydarfar site after its previous owner) or on a previously approved site off N.C. 54 near Orange Grove Road, or to pursue a deal with Durham County to use its transfer facility.
Most of the 10 speakers expressed dismay, some anger, that a site in such close proximity (a half mile) to the landfill would be considered, given that the Rogers-Eubanks roads community, adjacent to the landfill, has endured the ill effects of the greater community’s solid-waste burden for nearly 40 years.