Happy last day of November to everyone. Hope everyone had a safe, healthy, and enjoyable Thanksgiving.
Cumberland County Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting
As of this morning, this workshop by the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors is still scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at the conference room in the Administrative building. The start time for the meeting is set for 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this meeting, but you will not be permitted to speak. However, you possibly could learn something about what the Board is looking at for the coming months. As of this writing, the meeting is scheduled to be an in-person meeting and not virtual. If this changes, we will post it on our website.
CCLA December 2020 Community Townhall Meeting
This meeting is scheduled for December 13, 2020, at 3 p.m. It is a virtual meeting in order for us to comply COVID19 restrictions. Delegate Sam Rasoul is our guest speaker. Delegate Rasoul represents part of Roanoke City. He is also the sponsor of the House bill from the 2020 General Assembly session concerning environmental justice and landfills that was carried over to the 2021 General Assembly session. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this meeting – sorry it cannot be in-person. As more information becomes available – website address and phone number to call – we will let you know.
CCLA Leadership Team
The Leadership Team continues to meet on a regular basis and work on various items with legal counsel and other specialists. We know several individuals and groups requested an extension of the Public Comment period from the Army Corps of Engineers – to date we have not heard anything about this from them. We will keep monitoring their website on a regular basis for any updates and pass them along to you.
We continue to monitor the DEQ website devoted to the proposed Green Ridge (?) project. As of this morning there was nothing new to share with you. The latest document sent by Green Ridge to DEQ is dated October 28, 2020, per the information available on the website. Again, we will provide you with any updates as it becomes available to us.
CCLA cannot say “Thank You” often enough or loud enough to you – our supporters. Without you and your invaluable support, who knows what the status of the proposed landfill might right now. There is Strength in Unity – we are united and there will be no landfill. Thank you again for fighting to protect our environment – not only for us but for future generations.
Stay safe and healthy!!