* Should Mecklenburg County Spend $15.1 Million of Taxpayer Money to Support the ReVenture Park Project?

We wanted to make you aware of an important agenda item on the April 5th BOCC meeting regarding the ReVenture Park agreement with Mecklenburg County. We hope that you will review the agenda attachments carefully and raise any questions and concerns that you might have with the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.

Approval by the Mecklenburg BOCC on this request from Mecklenburg Solid Waste would allow the Foxhole Landfill to be used as a 6 county regional garbage and industrial waste disposal site for ReVenture. In addition, $15.1 million dollars of taxpayer money during these difficult economic times is being requested to support and ensure the viability of the ReVenture project and the proposed gasification incinerator. Both of these items deserve extensive public discussion and input and should not be entered into without transparency and full disclosure.

Here are the items for your review:

From the ReVenture Amble Drive permit application:

3.2 WASTE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

In accordance with 15A NCAC 13B.0402(1), a transfer facility shall only accept those wastes which it is permitted to receive. The RFF shall accept municipal solid waste (MSW) (i.e., residential, commercial and industrial waste), silviculture waste, yard waste, and construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated within Mecklenburg County, Union County, Cabarrus County, Gaston County, Iredell County, and Lincoln County. The daily tonnage rate is subject to change due to fluctuations in the amount of waste delivered to the facility on any given day and seasonal fluctuations. Therefore, the RFF has been designed to handle a maximum average tonnage rate of 2,200 tons per day or 575,000 tons per year. http://www.wastenotnc.org/sw_docs/12639.pdf

MECKLENBURG COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011, 6:00 PM, CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG GOVERNMENT CENTER

 
Item 7. STAFF REPORTS AND REQUESTS
a.    Solid Waste Disposal Options – Action Item, Attachment 1, Attachment 2
Attachment 3, Attachment 4

Direct links to Agenda items above:

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOCC/Meetings/Agendas/Documents/0405/April052011-07a-.pdf

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOCC/Meetings/Agendas/Documents/0405/April052011-07a1-.pdf

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOCC/Meetings/Agendas/Documents/0405/April052011-07a2-.pdf

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOCC/Meetings/Agendas/Documents/0405/April052011-07a3-.pdf

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOCC/Meetings/Agendas/Documents/0405/April052011-07a4-.pdf

Additional information from the Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group will be forth coming.

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