Newton and Clarkston residents continue to battle proposed North Valley Landfill

Screen shot of a 360 degree panorama of the site chosen for a new landfill in Cache County.

The Cache County Planning and Zoning Commission meets Thursday, May 2 in the Cache Historic Court House to discuss the proposed <a href=”http://www.loganutah.org/Environmental/Landfill/FAQ.cfm” target=”_blank”>North Valley Landfill</a>. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. with public comment on the conditional use permit scheduled at 6:30 p.m.

On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2013_04_30_324_10463_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For The People program Monday</a>, Newton resident Kelli Myers said for years she has spoken out against the location near her community. Myers said there are many reasons she feels the location designated for the future North Valley Landfill is a bad decision.

“It’s not just a matter of I don’t want the stink and ugliness of the landfill, which of course I don’t, I’ll be honest. But it goes beyond that,” Myers said. “There are so many other issues that need to be looked at.

“It’s just been extremely frustrating to us that nobody seems to want to look at them. I’ve said this before that we do have a lot of complaints about the siting study and everything that was done to get us to this point, but I like to say for all the these that Logan City got wrong, unfortunately they got one thing right.”

She said that is the fact that this is a very isolated part of Cache County where there are few citizens to speak up and tell them the truth about what is wrong with the chosen location. Myers is hoping a lot of people will come to Thursday’s meeting and let their voices be heard.

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