Greensboro Citizens for Responsible Waste Management
In view of the city of Greensboro’s failure to:
Secure a profitable mechanism for the sale of methane naturally emitting from the White Street Landfill, when we have, according to The Rhino Times, the largest landfill in the state without one, losing $2,000,000 per year in revenue and;
Charge a fee for use of the waste collection transfer station to private garbage haulers sufficient to cover overhead which, according to The Rhino Times, amounting to a subsidy of $625,000 annually,
I hereby request that the city council take up these matters at the earliest opportunity and begin to make plans to rectify both situations, as they appear to be in violation of city ordinances, NC statutes and are not in the best fiscal interests of the community which the city council has been elected to serve.
Should council fail to act on these matters, we the citizens reserve the right to petition the legislature for referenda to achieve our aims.
Additionally, it has not escaped our notice that council appears more intent on spending money than conserving it. This pattern of abusing the taxpayers needs to be rectified should those currently sitting on council wish to retain their positions. In these tough economic times, austerity is much more politically prudent than the profligacy which we have thus far witnessed.
I’d appreciate input on the development of such an organization, a statement and to whom it should be sent.
Also, let it be noted that our local paper of record, the eponymous News & Record, has not to my knowledge published a word on either subject. Perhaps when Killian recovers from his most recent bout of hypochondria, he might find time to address it.
07-21-12 10:30: Absent any further instruction or criticism, I am sending this to all members of the Greensboro City Council.