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Roads, wood piles and hours

Landfill board discusses options


The Upper Platte Valley Solid Waste Disposal District Board (landfill board) moved their meeting from the Encampment library to Riverside town hall May 3 at 7 p.m.

Roads, wood piles, hours of operation and soliciting bids were the topics gone over.

The landfill road’s width is now 18 and 20 feet but needs to be 20 to 30 feet to handle estimated traffic, said board chairman Randy Raymer.

Getting gravel to improve the road was discussed to make the road better. Inexpensive options were being considered.

Roads built or changed need an amendment with the state, said Craig Kopasz from Engineering Associates. “It is a minor amendment and it is to let the state know it is a change to the site plan.”

The board is considering road work now while it is easier, but wants to make sure it doesn’t cause problems as they continue to get ready for closure.

The size of wood piles at the landfill is a problem for burning, which is going to cause possible air quality issues. Raymer wanted to look at possibly grinding it into wood chips and compost.

The site report acknowledged wells were tested, ashes were moved and a road by the scales had been upgraded.

Raymer said, “Roads off the exit are excellent.”

Hours of operation were discussed. Closing day was up for deliberation and it was decided tentatively the landfill will have the hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday.

The Landfill board decided to advertise a mandatory pre-bid for landfill operation on May 24 at 2:30 p.m. Those wanting to bid on the project must come the site to observe the landfill. On May 31 the bids must be submitted.

The budget’s second reading was tabled to allow for workshops. One workshop is scheduled for May 24 at 1 p.m. with another possible to be held before the next Landfill board meeting at 7 p.m. June 7 at Saratoga Town Hall.


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