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Neighbors to air concerns about transfer station

Neighbors concerned about the operation of the Veolia Environmental Services waste transfer station on Church Street plan to meet with city officials this evening.

The meeting is being held at Strange Lofts, the building just west of the transfer station, at 7 p.m.

(The entrance to the building, at 1711 Darrow #4, is off the alley north of Church Street.)

The City Council Monday introduced an ordinance to impose a $2 per ton fee on garbage brought to the transfer station, and a company spokesman has criticized the charge as excessive and unfair. The fee is designed to recover some of the extra costs of maintaining local streets that suffer added wear and tear from the heavy trucks hauling material to and from the transfer station.

Veolia and previous owners have operated the plant for decades under a state environmental protection agency permit.

Alderman Delores Holmes and City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz are scheduled to attend the meeting.

Residents with questions can call Muffy McAuley at 847-475-5120 for more information.

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