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County holds public hearing on proposed new

district designation 'Landfill & Composting'

by Dana McArthur the whole purpose of this. We know we need to everything about landfill closures. When
have these facilities, it's just trying to find an landfills are capped operators do not want any
appropriate place to locate them. And that's what disturbances on the site. It is a dumpsite and has
During the February 13 Yellowhead County this bylaw is trying to do." no future use." Dixon concluded saying County
Council meeting, approximately seven local Resident Mitch Donkin spoke next, "I've been should include protection of Crown Land as
residents attended the Public Hearing concerning around these landfills sites and shortly after it water was its most precious resource.
Land Use Bylaw 16.13, to regulate landfill and rains the sun comes out and the smell wafts off Mayor Soroka thanked Dixon, adding, "Some
composting development within Yellowhead the site for a long distance. As residents this is of this we could put in, but it's not going to mean Passport•Citizenship•Rifle Arms Licence•
County. not something we want." Donkin also expressed anything because Alberta Environment's rules Permanent Resident•Photos & more
"The general purpose of this district is to concerns with the liners under landfill sites and and regulations supersede ours. But we will take
regulate landfill and composting development possible leakage into the groundwater. He also your concerns about the Class 1 under
within Yellowhead County which is encouraged expressed concerns with clean-up costs if the advisement." DROP IN AND SEE!
to be located on Crown land, away from company operating the landfill site went out of Councillor David Russell added, "You have
residential settlements," said Brent Shepherd, business or was shut down, "I kind of feel it's given me, and probably Council, food for 5040 3rd Avenue, Edson
Planning and Development Manager. going to be the Yellowhead taxpayers." thought." The Public Hearing was then brought
Shepherd explained, "The interpretation of Local resident June Dixon then spoke, to a close. 780-723-5787
definitions and uses in this district shall be "Currently Yellowhead County does not have
consistent with their use in the Alberta any Class 1 landfills. This bylaw sets up a The Weekly Anchor
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, classification that considers Class 1A and Class Traffic Collisions
and the applicable regulations under that Act." 1B as Discretionary Use." 'Discretionary Use'
The purpose of the hearing was to allow the means it can be approved or refused at the
public to make their views known with respect discretion of Council. top list of RCMP calls
to the proposed Bylaw amendment "That the "Of note, the definitions being used for these Edson Funeral Home
land use designation LC - Landfill & Classes include hazardous waste," said Dixon. February 5 to 11 saw 100 calls for service by
Composting District" be adopted by Council and She added that if a landfill site had proper liners the local Edson RCMP detachment. Topping the FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH
added to the Yellowhead County's Land Use in place, the site could be approved for list of calls was 16 Traffic Collisions.
Bylaws. hazardous waste. "Is that what the County Other calls included 12 Theft Complaints, 9 Must stay on page 7
Local resident Jim Jensen was the first member wants? Swan Hills in Woodland County has a Mischief or Damage, 9 Alarms/False Alarms, 8
of the public to speak, "I support what the Class 1 site and it has ground water Traffic Complaints, 6 Suspicious Persons or As per Sue
Council is doing and being proactive in this contamination. Clean-up is estimated at 175 Vehicles, 4 Assault, 4 Assistance Calls, 3 Drugs,
contentious area. Industry adds employment, sic[billion] dollars. Why not learn from this and 3 Trespassing, 3 False/Abandoned 911 Call, 3 On right hand side
adds assessment, and valuable services to the protect our County? Why allow hazardous Family Relations, 3 Mental Health Act, 2 Fail to
region. But the downside is residents can be waste? " comply w/conditions, 2 Fraud, 2
affected by development intrusions for a long, Among other concerns, Dixon also questioned Harassment/Criminal Harassment, 2 Impaired of the page
long time. I encourage this bylaw as a win, win why agriculture would be permitted within the Operation Motor Vehicle, 2 Lost/Found
for residents and industry." Landfill District, and suggested it be removed Property, along with various other requests for
Mayor Gerald Soroka added, "I know that is from the proposed bylaw. "It contradicts service.

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