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Monday, April 16, 2012

More Money for Landfill

Regional | by Robyn Garvey  

Brockton and Hanover need to find 67 thousand dollars for landfill expansion.

An unwelcome surprise for Brockton and Hanover.

The two municipalities need to find another 67 thousand dollars for the Hanover Walkerton Landfill budget this year.

Brockton Council has decided to take the money from landfill reserves since the budget is already set -- but that only leaves 28 thousand dollars in that reserve fund.

Brockton Councillor Charlie Reidl says they had little choice in the matter.

He notes the landfill expansion project costs continue to soar due to engineering and monitoring fees and ground water studies.

The Saugeen Ojibway Nations intervener status on the landfill has also hit the budget.

The SON indicates it needs 70 thousand dollars to meet its requirements -- and Brockton and Hanover will split the cost.

By the time all is said and done -- the final landfill expansion bill will be about 6.6 million dollars.

1.4 million will be spent this year on the first phase of the landfill expansion.


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