After lengthy discussion and environmentalists concerned input, the City Of Peoria Council voted 10 to 1 last night to accept the contract presented by the Landfill Committee and Staff. Members on the landfill committee are myself, Brad Harding and Bob Akers for the county and Ryan Spain, Tim Riggenbach and Steve Van Winkle representing the city and Les Bergsten as Committee Chairman.
Foth Engineering represents the Landfill partnership and Peoria County furnishes the lead legal attorneys. The county employs an outside engineering firm to consult on the process.
The full County board votes on the issue tomorrow evening at the County Courthouse.
The contract is between the City/County and Peoria Disposal Company, a waste controller replacing Waste Management. The City and the County jointly own the landfill and PDC will operate the landfill which includes the opening Landfill #3 in 2018.
Because of the long process required to open any landfill, time is off the essence.
The next joint meeting of the Landfill Committee is on January 20th. Meetings at the Dries Lane City of Peoria Facility are always open to the public.
More information can be found on Peoria Counties Website.