December 30, 2013
Some Mill Creek area residents are hoping to avoid having a trash and recycling center in their backyard.
Albemarle County has three of these so called convenience centers they plan to build. The sites would serve as a drop off for residential garbage, recycling, and bulky waste like old furniture.
There are two sites on the table right now for the first one. One is in Keene and one is at Mill Creek.
But Mill Creek Homeowners Association President Neal Grandy says residents want to make sure it doesn't end up where they live.
"It’s just not appropriate. The extra traffic, the three schools, there is a lot of pedestrian traffic along in there, bikes. It’s just a bad combination of a lot of things."
The Board of Supervisors voted a few months ago to end the county's relationship the Ivy Station. They cited growing costs and shrinking need in that area. With the arrival of the new centers they hope to save about 240,000 a year.
But that is hardly reassuring the residents that live near the proposed site.
But some neighbors are concerned this is a rush decision because the county has to have a center up and running before the ivy station contract ends in June 2014.
Mill creek residents plan to be out in force at the next supervisors meeting on January 8th.