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Illinois County Board OKs Settlement on Landfill

Article-Illinois County Board OKs Settlement on Landfill

With an affirmative vote Tuesday from the Champaign County Board, only the Macon County Board and Mahomet Valley Water Authority stand in the way of the approval of a multigovernmental consent decree addressing a lawsuit with the Clinton Landfill in DeWitt County.

The Champaign County Board voted, 15-5, to approve a settlement decree between the landfill operators and 14 local governments in central Ilinois. The five "no" votes came from Democrats Rachel Schwartz, Giraldo Rosales and Astrid Berkson, and Republicans Aaron Esry and Jeff Kibler.

In a second major vote at Tuesday's special county board meeting, a proposal to make a $43,290 budget transfer at the Champaign County Mental Health Board to fund two positions and continue the work of the Access Initiative program for three months failed by one vote.

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