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Board moves forward on new solid waste site

BUCKINGHAM — County supervisors in Buckingham unanimously adopted a resolution to move forward on eminent domain proceedings for a new solid waste site and recycling center in Buckingham County recently.

No one spoke during the public hearing, which was held on Dec. 14.

Supervisors are seeking to open a new site on .83 acres behind the current Bates’ Market site along U.S. Route 15 south.

The property is currently owned by the defunct Grand United Order of Moses.

“We will not be taking the property away from anyone,” County Administrator Rebecca S. Carter said.

According to a conceptual plan, the site would be gated and fenced, unlike the existing site. The site would include one additional household trash dumpster as compared to the existing one, and would include recycling containers and space for a site monitor.

Before the hearing, County Attorney E.M. Wright said that VDOT may require a commercial entrance be constructed at the site.

He said preparing the site could cost as much as $125,000.

The cost of the eminent domain proceedings could reach about $20,000, he said.