Apology – our apology to those of you who called into the meeting but the sound was not good. The building does not have internet nor good phone reception. We are working to correct this issue.
Recording of November 8th’s meeting.
The audio of the CCLA Community Townhall meeting on November 8th, 2020 is available. If you would like a copy, please e-mail NoMegaLandfill@LoveCentralVA.com and a copy will be e-mailed to you.
Sheriff Darrell Hodges, Cumberland County Sheriff and Virginia State Trooper, Sergeant Mills where the guest speakers. Sergeant Mills works in the Motor Carrier Area and provided information on weight limitations and other issues. Topics discussed are:
- Sheriff Hodges holds a constitutional position and does not report to the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors.
- Sheriff Hodges stated Cumberland County does not have any portable scales. The county calls on the State Police when help is required.
- Sergeant Mills stated the regular troopers have to see a violation in order to stop a truck; however, his department can pull a truck over without noticing a clear violation. Their department inspects the truck for equipment safety and not necessarily traffice violations.
- Sheriff Hodges told the audience one way they can help him is to form Neighborhood Watch groups. They are successful in the county.
- Both addressed the issue of weight limitations. It is not illegal for them to drive on the road. The big concern right now is the log trucks. With special permits, some of the trucks can legally weigh in over 90,000 pounds.
- Trucks parking along the side of the roads was discussed. Not a concern if they are pulled fully off the road.
Other items discussed at the meeting included the Notice of Intent, Part A, and the water permit submitted to DEQ and the Army Corps of Engineers. The environmental justice part of the landfill issue is getting local, state, and national notice and support. We all need to stay steadfast and keep hammering away at different issues and keep writing letters to local, state, and national government sources.
Cumberland County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7 p.m. is the next Supervisors’ meeting. It is held in the Cumberland Courthouse. The board is scheduled to have a closed session prior to the regular meeting at 7 p.m. Please try to attend, if possible. The tentative schedule for the meeting is available on the Cumberland County website.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
A great big thank you to each and everyone. Without you and your support, CCLA and other organizations fighting this proposed mega landfill would not be where we are today. Just remember, we are in our third year of this battle and Green Ridge’s Notice of Intent has not been approved by DEQ. Your support is greatly appreciated.