The Village of Wellington has two proposed sites off of Flying Cow Road for a manure transfer station. The Aero Club, Palm Beach Point and Rustic Ranches communities will have the residual effect of the proposed manure transfer station if this goes through. I’m talking about the odor of the manure, the flies, the vermin and the phosphorus in our canals, where people fish and boat.
We are always at odds with the Village of Wellington. First we had to fight them to keep them from moving the electric corridor down Flying Cow Road from its present position. Then we had to fight to keep our back road open, which in an emergency would have left us with no way out if there was a fire or telephone poles down like there were during the hurricanes. And now they want to put a manure transfer station in between the two Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat parks on Flying Cow Road, adjacent to our neighborhood, as well as Palm Beach Point and the Aero Club just across the C-1 Canal.
First of all, this is not commercial property. I don’t see Village Manager Paul Schofield, Special Projects Manager Mike O’Dell or lobbyist Jim Harvey anxious to have this transfer station in their neighborhoods, and I don’t blame them. It shouldn’t be that close to any neighborhood. There are other locations, like 20-Mile Bend.
Just a word of caution to any neighborhood considering annexing into Wellington: beware, they just might want to use your neighborhood as another dumping ground. They certainly won’t consider dumping in the village. If we knew these projects were coming, we never would have annexed.
I wonder if this goes through will Wellington promote a neighborhood manure transfer station between two parks, as it advertises “Welcome to Beautiful Wellington?”
Chris Wallace, President, Pine Tree Water Control District, Wellington