TRUMBULL COUNTY Landfill opponents organize
The group plans to meet again in a few weeks.
By PEGGY SINKOVICH
VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF
GIRARD -- A citizens group created to fight a proposed landfill in the city has gotten a name: Girard United Against Ruinous Dumping.
The citizens group met Tuesday at Creekside Golf Dome and agreed on the name, said Tony Latell, one of the organizers.
"We are also working on coming up with a Web site and designing a shield," Latell said. He noted the group plans to meet again in a few weeks.
The group is trying to stop Total Waste Logistics from locating a construction and demolition debris landfill on 19.9 acres off U.S. Route 422. The company took out an application for a license from the city health department June 9.
The company had asked to have the application discussed at the health board's meeting last month but withdrew that request the day of the meeting.
The health board has until September to act on the application, health board officials said.
The proposed landfill would be adjacent to the Creekside Golf Dome.
"We are doing what we can to keep it out of here," Latell said.
He noted the group will have a table set up near the Mount Carmel Festival in Girard tonight through this weekend.
"We will have a petition for people to sign stating they are against this landfill," Latell said. "We will be in the parking lot at the Girard Eagles Club across the street from the IFH building from 6 p.m. until closing. We hope we get a lot of people to sign."
The petitions will be given to city council, the health department and the county commissioners, Latell noted.
Mayor James Melfi has said that he is against the proposed landfill.