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Public meeting on ED-19 Waste Disposal Site planned for January

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Public meeting on ED-19 Waste Disposal Site planned for January

BROCKVILLE- A public meeting is being planned for the New Year to provide information on a parcel of land in the Township of Edwardsburgh-Cardinal called ED-19, an undeveloped designated regional waste disposal site owned by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

In a regular meeting of Counties Council Thursday, Chief Administrative Officer Andy Brown said the public will be invited to attend a meeting about the potential sale of the property located at the west end of Byers Road. A meeting date has not yet been set.

"There has been lots of misinformation circulating, along with many questions relating to ED-19. The purpose of the meeting is to ensure correct information and facts are provided, and listen to the public's comments" Mr. Brown said.

The site is approximately 165 acres with about 35 acres designated for the landfill footprint. The Counties also owns land adjacent to the site. ED-19 was identified as the preferred landfill site in the 1990s because there is limited development surrounding it and the subsurface conditions provide a high degree of natural protection for groundwater. ED-19 was approved for a waste disposal site since 1998 Environmental Assessment approval and a Provisional Certificate of Approval from the Province of Ontario. The designation followed a site selection process which included extensive public consultation, including open houses, public meetings, workshops and newsletters to area households. A Public Liaison Committee worked with a Steering Committee and the public throughout the process.

For further information, please contact Andy Brown Chief Administrative Officer United Counties of Leeds & Grenville 25 Central Avenue, Suite 100 Brockville, Ontario K6V 4N6 613-342-3840 (tel) Andy.Brown@uclg.on.ca

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