The Illinois Pollution Control Board public hearing on the citizens’ appeal to the DeKalb County Board’s approval of Waste Management of Illinois’ siting application to expand the landfill in Cortland is tentatively scheduled to begin the 22nd of November. The appeal was filed in part due to a of lack of fairness to the public in the process.
A town hall meeting, sponsored by Stop The DeKalb County Mega-Dump citizens group, is scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd, from 1-4pm at the Cortland Lions Club Shelter (70 South Llanos St). The location was chosen because Cortland is the community to be most impacted by the expansion. Cortland Township residents overwhelmingly rejected the proposed expansion in May of 2010. Township officials sent the county board a proclamation against the expansion when the hosting agreement between the county and Waste Management was being negotiated before the siting application officially began. The county board chose to ignore those concerns.
All county residents are encouraged to attend the town hall meeting. Cortland needs your support. Updates on the appeal process will be provided. Refreshments are available. Yard signs will be distributed. Music and entertainment is scheduled.
Visit the Stop The DeKalb County Mega-Dump for more information.