Once again the Village of Wellington’s leaders have chosen to consider Rustic Ranches as their dumping ground. This time it’s for their tons of manure, which is generated in the village, not Rustic Ranches.
First of all, I would like to know why the Village of Wellington has chosen this to be their problem, instead of the problem of the property owners in their horse community, which generates the monumental amount of manure.
I cannot stress the impact on our roads with hundreds of trucks daily. That question stands alone, not to mention the road maintenance costs.
Additionally, how could any site be considered that has a mostly residential status when there are other sites available, i.e., 20-Mile Bend. If Village Manager Paul Schofield and Special Projects Manager Mike O’Dell are so anxious to have a manure transfer station in a neighborhood, let them use their own.
As president, I said this at our last Pine Tree Water Control District meeting: In what world would I ever allow the Acme Improvement District to use Pine Tree as their dumping ground?
More questions: where’s the money going? Someone is lobbying for this. What’s next?
Chris Wallace, Wellington