Mark your calendars!!
Sunday’s Community Townhall Meeting
Next Sunday, March 10th is our next Community Townhall Meeting!
We have new developments to share in our efforts of putting an end to County Waste’s Greenridge multi-state mega proposed landfill – aka Mega Dump!
Feel free to print off the attached flyer to post at local business, hand out, etc. to help get the word out!
Immediately following the meeting, join your friends and neighbors for some Brunswick Stew while supporting the cause!
Menu includes: Brunswick Stew, crackers, chips and a drink for just a $7 donation.
Items will be available for your sweet tooth at no additional cost.
If you prefer the stew to go, 16 oz containers will be available for a small $5 donation.
Either way – it is a winner for you. Enjoy!!!
“Change is Coming”!!
As a reminder for those participating in the “Change is Coming” fundraiser –
Don’t forget to bring back your soda cans filled with change and pick up another one!
Be a Friend – Bring a Friend – Spread the Word – Not a Done Deal!
We look forward to seeing you next Sunday!
What is the status of the proposed mega dump?
First let’s go through a brief rundown ….
- June of last year, the first official announcement of the proposed mega dump was made by the Board of Supervisors
- June 7th – Board of Supervisors/County Waste Community Meeting
- June 12th – Board of Supervisors Meeting
- June 14th – Planning Commission Meeting Public Hearing
- June 18th – Planning Commission Meeting Public Hearing
- June 25th – Planning Commission Meeting
- June 28th – Board of Supervisors Meeting
- July 10th – Board of Supervisors Meeting
- July 28th – Board of Supervisors Meeting and Public Hearing
- August 2nd – Board of Supervisors “Special Meeting” where the Host Agreement was signed…Yes…announcement to contract being signed all in under two months (just like they planned)
Shortly after the Host Agreement was signed, adjoining and adjacent landowners received the “Property Assurance” packet in the mail with the deadline being February 28th. Those who signed the agreement last week, can no longer speak out in opposition to the mega dump as that is part of the deal.
The next official step for County Waste is to submit the Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)…they have not done so yet, as of March 2nd.
It is NOT A DONE DEAL! Please read on…
Legal, Political, Community
Here we are, ten months later and the opposition spans outside of Cumberland into Powhatan, Goochland, Glen Allen, Ruther Glen, Henrico, Warsaw, Essex…and beyond. The opposition comes not only from citizens but from politicians and candidates as well! CCLA officially formed in August of 2018 as a Community Grassroots effort to oppose the proposed mega dump. CCLA’s facebook page has over 700 followers and over 1200 people signed up for email updates. WOW! Sounds great, right? Right!
…who’s in the fight for the long haul? This is a marathon fight using many silver bullets praying for the one magic bullet to appear. After the personal property assurance deadline last week, 2/28, we lost some voices. Yet, we now know who is In It To Win It! I have my list of those long-term warriors, those who are In It To Win It!…do you? Sure you do! Personally call them and invite them to Sunday’s meeting. Even better, go knock on their door and invite them. We will move forward in our fight with those warriors! We need them present this Sunday to explain the plan…
We have three approaches in this fight Legal – Political – Community. We will need various levels of support in each arena. We will discuss the Legal and Political during Sunday’s meeting. For now…let’s talk Community! Community is YOU, is ME, community is US! Community is vital in fights such as these. A good number of warriors, voices, active fighters is 30...that is what CCLA was told September of last year. However, a team of four stopped a landfill with yard sales and a lawyer. Also, a force of only two ladies stopped an industry pollutant by monthly newsletters. Another grassroots story of a boy, 4 years old, started a program to feed his hungry schoolmates. What is the magic number…30? 4? 2? 1? Yes. Whatever number started the effort, they were successful only with the help and support of their community. Community. You. Me. Us!
Call your fellow long-haul warriors, invite them to Sunday’s meeting, and come out to hear about what specific steps we can take to put a stop to this proposed mega dump! Feel free to print off the flyer below to post at local business, hand out, etc. to help get the word out!
Cumberland County Landfill Awareness now has a local PO Box in Cumberland County! And we now have PayPal! A logo! And more!!! Details to be shared during Sunday’s meeting.