From the News-Miner by Dermot Cole Aug 02, 2012
A new landfill is in the offing for a 40-acre undeveloped site north of Canaday Road and east of the Richardson Highway in Salcha.
The landfill would handle about 7,500 tons a year, but it would only be open to haulers approved by the owner. The existing borough landfill handles about 5,200 tons in a slow month.
A request for a conditional use permit is pending before the Borough Planning Commission from Keith Christenson of Eagle River and Larry Helgeson of Environmental Management. The landfill would be on about 19 acres of the site and be limited to "inert waste."
Zoning near the site within four miles is general use, which is the same as no zoning, as everything is allowed except for a jail. The land to the west of the site is residential, but the applicants bought the property and have given the residents a year to move. The property that borders the site to the north and south of the proposed landfill is residential. The property to the east is vacant.
The applicants said they expect an average of two to three trucks a day, with a maximum of 20 trucks a day at peak times.
The borough staff is recommending that the permit be approved, upon the condition that a 15-foot section of vegetation be kept, along with earthen berms of different heights.
The Department of Environmental Conservation has approved a five-year permit for the landfill, contingent upon the approval of a conditional use permit by the planning commission. The matter is to be considered by the commission Tuesday.
Wonder if anyone was going to bother with taking input from our community.....
From the DNM:
The Borough Planning Commission plans to hear public testimony Tuesday at 7 p.m. on a request for a conditional use permit for a new landfill in Salcha that is already in operation.
This is on August 7th, should you care to attend.
From the DNM dated Aug 8, 2012:
After hours of testimony pro and con, the Borough Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit Tuesday for the Salcha landfill on Canaday Road on about 19 acres of a 40-acre site east of the Richardson Highway.
Canaday Homestead LLC applied for a state landfill permit in the spring, saying it would handle about 7,500 tons per year of construction debris. The existing borough landfill handles about 5,200 tons in a slow month.
Zoning near the site within four miles is general use, which is the same as no zoning, as you can do anything except build a jail.
However, landfills are one of the uses for which a conditional use permit is required in advance from the planning commission in the general use zone.