Sunday, April 09, 2006

Councillor Says Meeting is Just for Show

Baseline Coun. Rick Chiarelli is questioning the need for an emergency council meeting called for next week to deal with the expansion of the Carp Rd. landfill site.

Although Chiarelli was not available for comment yesterday, his assistant Mike Patton said his boss doesn't see a need for council to meet.

The meeting was called earlier this week by Mayor Bob Chiarelli to deal with a motion expected to be introduced by Goulbourn Coun. Janet Stavinga.

Stavinga and West-Carleton Coun. Eli El-Chantiry want to have several items added to the terms of reference that Waste Management (WM), the company that operates the Carp Rd. landfill, will file to the province as it applies for an environmental assessment that will investigate the company's request to expand.

"It's time, money and effort," said Patton. "For what?"

Chiarelli believes the items his colleagues would like added to the terms of reference can be completed by a simple phone call to WM.

Stavinga's two-page motion includes asking that the dump's visual impact, public health concerns, leachate management and height be part of the terms.


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