April 22, 2014
The dilemma over what to do with our trash just got a little more urgent. The clock is ticking on making a decision about the Ivy Transfer station.
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors made a decision not long ago to stick with the Ivy Station for the next few years while they decide what to do about waste.
The problem is they don't have that long to decide anymore.
The Department of Environmental Quality is ready to see a plan for the station.
In fact, RSWA Director Tom Frederick says they have been given a deadline.
"By April 1, 2015 we submit a detailed plan covering how the upgrades going to occur or if we are going to move to a different site details on that proposal. Or if we don’t submit the document by April 1, 2015 we must close the transfer station as of July 1, 2015."
It's allowed to stay as is until then but they have to have a specific plan.
And if they want to keep it open? Well, it’s going to need some upgrades, specifically a roof.
How much does the county want to deal with trash? And how much do they want to let go to private contractors? That’s all up to the Board of Supervisors. And the clock is ticking.