Landfill Zoning Meeting Tomorrow (Wednesday)

The Cumberland County Planning Commission will meet with the County Commission tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. to consider a conditional use permit and a rezoning permit for the Green RIdge Recycling and Disposal Facility. If approved, the facility would add about 30 joibs to the community, according to County Waste of Virginia Owners representative Jerry Cifor. However, a number of residents who spoke at Thursday’s community meeting on the landfill were not supportive of the project. Some even got heated in describing how their quality of life would be affected, property values diminished, and the possible health repercussions. Some residents even accused the county and the company of working behind the scenes to try to get the project approved. Another county resident said he is now looking into the possibility of retaining an attorney and gathgering other residents to help get an injunction in place, bartring the company from moving further with the landfill project.

3 Comments on “Landfill Zoning Meeting Tomorrow (Wednesday)”

  1. William

    There was NO MEETING on Wed? Its was Tuesday. There’s one a meeting Thursday at court house.
    Please let me know why you were told wrong the county that wrong to miss lead people

  2. Jason Tavernier

    It is not an accusation, it is a fact. They admitted that they have been working on this for almost a year. Jerry Cifor even said he has been buying up pieces of land for this project for the last two years. Supposedly the board had to sign a nondisclosure agreement that pretty much sold us out. They are not interested in what is best for all, just what is best for them. None of the board members or planning commission live near the proposed landfill site.

  3. Christal Schools

    Thank you for sharing this information. Please resend using the correct date/time for the meeting – listed below from the Cumberland County Website. Thank you advanced.

    The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors will meet on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in the Cumberland Elementary School, 60 School Road, Cumberland, Virginia, to conduct public hearings pursuant to Virginia Code Section 15.2-2204, which such hearings may be continued or adjourned, as required under applicable law, and to consider the following items and taking actions in furtherance thereof:

    Rezoning (REZ) 18-03 Green Ridge Facility- A rezoning request to construct and operate a municipal (sanitary) landfill and related uses including a convenience and recycling center, transfer station, composting operation, and gas energy power plant. The property is located on the North side of Route 60 near the Powhatan County line and described as Tax Map Numbers: 37-A-69, 44-A-20, 45-A-1, 45-A-7, 44-A-19A, 44-A-13, 44-A-14, 44-A-19, 44-A-22, 44-A-36, 45-1-41, 45-2-2A, 45-2-2B, 44-A-21, and 38-A-7. The parcels have a total area of approximately 1,143.872 acres. All parcels are zoned A-2 with a portion of 45-1-41 zoned R-2. All parcels are not in a growth area with a portion of 45-1-41 in a moderate growth area in the Comprehensive Plan. The request is in Election District 2.

    Conditional Use Permit (CUP) 18-06 Green Ridge Facility- A conditional use permit request to construct and operate a municipal (sanitary) landfill and related uses including a convenience and recycling center, transfer station, composting operation, and gas energy power plant. The property is located on the North side of Route 60 near the Powhatan County line and described as Tax Map Numbers: 37-A-69, 44-A-20, 45-A-1, 45-A-7, 44-A-19A, 44-A-13, 44-A-14, 44-A-19, 44-A-22, 44-A-36, 45-1-41, 45-2-2A, 45-2-2B, 44-A-21, and 38-A-7. The parcels have a total area of approximately 1,143.872 acres. All parcels are zoned A-2 with a portion of 45-1-41 zoned R-2. All parcels are not in a growth area with a portion of 45-1-41 in a moderate growth area in the Comprehensive Plan. The request is in Election District 2.

    Copies of the complete text of the proposed Conditional Use Permits are available for public review at the office of the Cumberland County Planning Department, County Administration Building, 1 Courthouse Circle, Cumberland, Virginia between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm of each business day. The public is invited to attend this hearing at which persons affected may appear and present their views. Questions or comments may be directed to Mr. James P. Duncan, Planning Director at (804) 492-3520. Persons with disabilities are urged to contact the County Administrator’s Office at (804) 492-3625 at least five (5) days prior to the meeting to arrange for any necessary accommodations.

    Contact
    County Administrator’s Office 804/492-362

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