Newton County, Ga., Commissioners Expected to Delay Landfill VoteNewton County, Ga., Commissioners Expected to Delay Landfill Vote
March 17, 2015
Newton County commissioners were expected to delay a vote on a landfill expansion proposal at their meeting Tuesday night in order to allow more time for other options to be explored.
District 1 Commissioner John Douglas said Tuesday afternoon that he believed the board would vote for a delay — possibly 60 days — in order to find an equitable solution to the myriad challenges facing the landfill. Douglas said commissioners must find a way to “stop the bleeding of the money (at the landfill), but at the same time we have to find a way to protect the people who live in that area who are involved. That’s the crux of the problem — trying to meld those two into an equitable solution.”