Residents, civil rights center challenge site near landfill on Millhouse Road

By Taylor Sisk, The Carrboro Citizen Staff Writer

As the Orange County Board of Commissioners prepares to vote on the county’s future solid-waste disposal options, one site under consideration is a county-owned plot of land on Millhouse Road. But Millhouse Road homeowners, with support from the UNC Center for Civil Rights, are now challenging the legality of consideration of that site, saying that sales deeds for the property and adjacent and surrounding properties explicitly state that they are to be used for residential purposes only.

The commission is scheduled to vote at its Dec. 7 meeting on whether to place a transfer station on the Millhouse 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.

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