DEP Approves County Municipal Waste Plan

CLEARFIELD – The state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved Clearfield County’s 10-year Integrated Municipal Waste Services Plan for the period of 2013 through 2023, reported Solicitor Kim Kesner at Tuesday’s workshop meeting of the Clearfield County Commissioners.

Kesner said he would be meeting with Clearfield County Solid Waste Authority Director Jodi Brennan to discuss implementing documents. He said they would present further recommendations to the county at a later date. Kesner said he and Brennan would be in touch with the commissioners to discuss enforcement policy and to obtain their input.

According to previous reports, the county is required to update its Integrated Municipal Waste Plan every 10 years. The commissioners had previously accepted an option from the Veolia Greentree Landfill for Integrated Municipal Waste Services. Its option also permits the county to use the Wayne Township Landfill in Clinton County.

In other business, the commissioners voted to:

  • appoint Lee-Simpson of DuBois as its engineer.
  • approve an Internship Agreement between the county and Lock Haven for an intern at the Clearfield County Jail.
  • approve an Intergovernmental Housing Agreement between Centre and Clearfield counties. Commissioner Chairperson Joan Robinson-McMillen said the county implements the agreement for when the CCJ is over capacity, as it allows Clearfield County to house inmates in Centre County at $65 per day.
  • appoint William Boyle of DuBois, William Wood of Pottersdale and Sam Marrara of Rockton to the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
  • authorize Robinson-McMillen to grant an option to the Northern Cambria County Development Corp. for Lot 6 in the Professional Office Park once the agreement is prepared by Kesner. Robinson-McMillen said the county needed to move forward, so that the NCCDC could pursue grant funding for its project.  The county had previously approved for Kesner to prepare an option agreement in the amount of $47,000 to the NCCDC. Last month, Robinson-McMillen said the NCCDC is interested in putting senior housing on the approximately one-acre lot. She said if the NCCDC moved forward with the project, it would be 30 units of one- and two-bedroom apartments for seniors.
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