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County landfills spared hefty operation costs

Posted: Friday, Oct 11th, 2013




By VIRGINIA GIORGIS

Pioneer Editor



EVANSTON—Information concerning the Uinta County Landfills again surfaced at the County Commission meeting on Oct. 1.

Earlier it was reported new interpretations of regulations governing the landfills could cost the county millions of dollars to comply with the new interpretations due to two new House bills.

At the Oct. 1 commission meeting, Clay Bair, solid waste coordinator, provided an update on the landfills. The problems the county landfills, as with others across the state, have been discussed by state legislators and DEQ. The new discussions have resulted in the Evanston Landfill No. 2 and the Bridger Valley Landfill being able to continue operations under their existing permits.

The unforeseen problems that have now been negated would have forced the Bridger Valley Landfill to transfer all of its solid waste to a regional landfill in Rock Springs. It would have forced the Valley landfill to cease all operations, except closure, as soon as the process for turning it into a transfer station had been completed. In addition, there would have been additional costs in filling the leftover pits.

In other action, the commissioners unanimously approved to put up for sale two 1.5 acre parcels of undeveloped land with no legal access from a public road located in T15N R118W Section 12 with the current assessed fair marketvalue of $18,835 each.

Dave Kimball, an adjacent property owner, stated $330 per acre was more appropriate based on the assessment of his property.



For the complete article see the 10-11-2013 issue.

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