March 9, 2015 | Five citizens spoke to the Bowie County Commissioner’s Court to exclaim their opposition to the proposed New Boston Landfill expansion.
“I don’t want to be known as the county with a mega-dump,” stated Ted Fields who lives near the landfill.
Waste Management has proposed expanding its existing location.
“I moved here permanently 2 and half years ago. I thought New Boston was a nice city until we were going to have a mega-dump. I oppose the landfill because it does not do the city any good,” stated Arthur Nero.
Other citizens resonated the same theme – let the permit expire; move the landfill to TexAmericas in a land swap; the landfill will contaminate the drinking water; and we were never told that this was going to be a regional dump – “I saw trucks lined up outside the dump all the way down to the bridge one day. I was told later that this trash came from New Jersey,” stated another citizen.
“We had 185 signatures for people against the landfill,” stated another citizen.
A hearing has been set at the Bowie County Courthouse in New Boston for September 14th, 2015.
After the public comment, the Commissioner’s Court continued with its regular agenda.
Motion passed to proclaim the week of March 15-21, 2015 as “Poison Prevention Week” in Bowie County.
Motion passed to approve Data Use Agreement Between the Texas Health and Human Services Enterprise and Bowie County Clerk’s Office. “The State wants to make sure that we are protecting confidential information and have completed the training,” stated Bowie County Clerk Tina Petty.
Motion passed to approve budget adjustments (line item transfers).
Motion passed to pay the account payable bills.
Motion passed to approve or to amend the minutes as an order of the court.
Motion passed to adjourn.