Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. It came very early in the month this year and caught a lot of people off guard. It was good to have our state parks open so folks could enjoy the outdoors. The weather was great with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures.
REMINDER: Our next Community Townhall meeting is scheduled for June 14, 2020 at 3 p.m. Right now we are planning for a virtual meeting and the necessary information will be posted next week with the internet link and/or phone number to call along with the access code. If permitted, we will make this a combination of in-person and virtual. It will all depend on Governor Northam’s guidelines. Hopefully, we will have an answer by next week – at least that is our goal.
Please, take a few minutes to reflect on where you were two years ago…yes, two years ago. Were you aware a mega landfill was being considered? Had you heard the rumors of it being considered by the local government? Were you a proud property owner with no plans of selling your residence? Did you even think the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors would approve of such a proposal without doing extensive due diligence and in such short period of time? Two years ago, did you think today you would be part of group fighting a proposed mega landfill coming to the area? However, here we all are doing a great job of fighting the proposed mega landfill. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED – manhours and financial. We will win this battle and “There Will Be No Landfill” in Cumberland County.
It was a relatively slow week for CCLA activities. We continue to wait for responses from various government and other agencies on letters we have sent to them. The Leadership Team did meet on Saturday and we are currently pursuing several different avenues as we continue this fight to STOP the DUMP in Cumberland County Virginia. We continue to work with our legal counsel on various issues as well as specialists in other fields where their expertise is important in our fight. In addition to the historical, environmental, and traffic issues, there are many other concerns such as endangered wildlife and plants. These items too are an important part of the quality of our rural living. If you have suggestions on areas we should be reviewing, please contact us.