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Re: “Question marks, and no period, for Orange County's waste transfer station

If the OC commissioners go forward with a HWY54 transfer station, which they seemd determined to do, it will be a HUGE error. The traffic, safety of local RESIDENTS, the noise, the pollution, potential contamination of local water, insufficient fire station coverage, etc. The list of what makes it wrong, is long. Some of the OCCs seem very determined to put everyone's garbage out in our midst despite reason and objection. Is it right to leave it where it is? No. But there has to be a better solution than SWOC, away from the highways, little infrastructure,traffic congestion, that list goes on too. When do folks learn that just like war not being an answer to anything, neither is simply dumping your trash in someone else's back yard. Have they not learned from the current site history that no one should have to live in the midst of anyone else's garbage. We live in a day and age in which there are many solutions to problems. Doing things with hair trigger expediency so you can "put the period in" should be long over. Goodness knows that "put in a period" attitude has caused more problems that it has ever alleviated. Please, Bernadette and Pam, keep asking questions. This whole project begs too many questions to simply cast every other idea and solution aside so someone can put a period at the end of an unfinished and poorly constructed sentence.

Posted by Linda Fish on 04/24/2009 at 2:52 AM

Re: “Orange County airport: Flying under the radar

As a resident of rural Orange Co. I would like to add my $.02 to Airport issue. I find it deeply disturbing that companies like the James River Group fund an economic study and they themselves want the airport because the airport will benefit their businesses. Talk about conflict of interest and add a generous dollop of self serving. I also feel strongly that no case has been made for the economic detriment an airport might have on the areas under consideration when the costs of people(in the curent economic climate) loose their houses and land, have to pay for relocation, the county loses a tax base, and the farms that provide produce and other items to local restaurants and food vendors are put out of business. Surely all that counts for something! I'm sure in the eyes of UNC and the pro-airport businesses our worth is miniscule and I'm sure that the impact of that part of the equation was slashed to the "n"th degree to make their case. UNC and these businesses want an airport to land their jets, and Chapel Hill wants Horace Williams closed. The safest and most prepared areas to help solve the issue is RDU, or Burlington airport. Now, if UNC and these businesses were to look into funding and building a light rail network to connect these airports and the surrounding areas that could benefit everyone and make it easier to get around the Triangle/Triad, and not just benefit a few businesses and individuals, there might be a different reaction from the residents of Orange County and other areas. I do not want UNC deciding what is best for rural Orange County, pure and simple. If they want to work with us to solve a problem, there is a way to do that. Unfortunately they have chosen a different track and it has caused bitter and hard feelings. I have to say that with all that has come to light,it would seem that few people were actually looking out for the citizens and residents of Orange County and those that were looking out for us were blindsided. I applaud Mr Freilich for his honesty and candor. Thank you sir.

Posted by bzsmom on 10/25/2008 at 2:59 AM

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