March 16, 2014
Although, not yet accepted, the city has received a $2.6 million bid from the Central Contracting Incorporated out of West Virginia.
The landfill has been full, since the city merged with the regional landfill with Augusta County and Staunton. Walker says residents can expect to see major changes. "That area will be graded out, so that will be relatively smooth shape and ultimately when the growth comes, it will be green. There are two high walls which are unstable that need to be taken out of prevent anyone from getting hurt," says Doug Walker.
Work on the project is expected to begin within the next 30 to 45 days and will continue for the next four months. Once work is completed, city officials have plans to turn the landfill into a park.
Although the city has money set aside for the shutting down the landfill, that does not include the money needed to build the new park.