Farmersville Update: Why won't these guys just go away?
Victory in Allen Shows the Power of the Local Ban Law
The Cattaraugus County Legislature passed resolutions in 1996 urging each Town in the county to enact a local ordinance banning landfills within the town. This is clearly the most powerful technique for preventing the exploitation of local land resources by large merchant garbage companies servicing far-away metropolitan needs and providing few benefits to the region around the town hosting a garbage dump. Local landfill ban laws are nearly unassailable, as Allen's experience clearly shows.
Angelica May Get a New Solid Waste Dump: After the Hyland company couldn't get off the ground with an incinerator ash dump, they decided to ask the DEC ofr a modification allowing the company to put garbage into the ground. UPDATED
Landfills are Getting More Toxic All the Time: With all the good stuff taken out, the concentration of toxic substances in garbage is substantially greater than in the old days.
Free Groundwater Workshop: Municipalities can take advantage of expert advice for free.
The 1997 Annual Meeting was held June 6, electing new Board members as follows: President Mike DeSha (Franklinville, NY)--V.P. Glen Chambers (Hinsdale, NY)--Secretary Gary Abraham (Allegany, NY)--Treasurer Romy Knittel (Cuba, NY)--other new Board Members: Gary Green (Farmersville, NY)--Reeder Silloway (Olean, NY)--Don Farrington (Franklinville, NY).
Next meeting: August 25, 7:30 P.M., Farmersville Town Hall (off Route 98).
Dues & Mail
For the present, if you think youre behind in your dues please send no money until you receive a notice.
PLEASE, PLEASE notify us if you have changed your address or plan to move. In the meantime, if you know of others who have moved or who are interested in getting involved, please pass on their names right away!
Finally, our apologies for a glitch in our phone message machine, which is hopefully improved. If you have trouble reaching someone, please call a board member. (Addresses & phone numbers listed under Annual Meeting.)