Hope this finds everyone doing well and COVID19 free. What unusual circumstances under which to celebrate Mother’s Day; however, we hope everyone had an enjoyable day.
CCLA received a couple of key letters during the past week. First, we received a letter from DEQ in response to our letter dated April 1, 2020, requesting them to place a HOLD on the proposed landfill application until after the pandemic crisis passes. Their response in part read, “…DEQ staff are continuing to conduct the review of the NOI and Part A…”.
The second letter we received was from the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors in response to our letter delivered to the County Administrator on March 4, 2020. Our letter included a detailed spreadsheet and audio of what Green Ridge/County Waste reported to the State Delegates and Senators on landfill bills and what CCLA could document from available information. We were asking for clarification from the Cumberland Board of Supervisors on several items related to the proposed mega landfill and they gave us nothing and referred us to Green Ridge/County Waste and the State Delegates and Senators. We again get caught up in the circle where the local government says it is a state issue and the state says it is a local issue. The Leadership Team discussed this letter at our meeting on Saturday as to what options are available to us. No final decision was made on our next step.
Mark your calendars for June 12, 2020 at 3 p.m. This is the date and time for our next Townhall Community Meeting. At this point, we are not sure if it will be a virtual meeting, an in-person meeting or a combination of the two. A lot will depend on what happens over the next couple of weeks as Virginia starts to reopen for business. We will keep you posted as the time gets closer – but we will have a meeting on June 12th.
Thank you for your continuing support – both personal and financial. We received more $$ over the past week and are grateful as we recognize these are difficult times for all. The Leadership Team is working to hard to keep the costs at a minimum, but there are certain expenses we must incur such as legal and keeping the public informed. It is easy to make a donation, just press the DONATE tab on this website.
Have a great week and stay COVID19 free. Keep up the letter writing and/or e-mails to the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors, your Delegates and Senators, Governor, and DEQ. Let them know this proposed mega landfill is not good for the local area nor the State of Virginia.