NORTHWEST -- Another proposed landfill is striking a nerve with residents of one Brunswick County neighborhood. And they want to know why town leaders are pushing for it. Last week council members announced a proposed landfill in the town of Northwest. They were expected to meet again at the end of the month. But residents recently were told the meeting was pushed up to today and they say that's not enough time to give the project careful consideration. Northwest resident Kim Brown wants to build a new home just a mile from where town leaders want to put a landfill. She and many others want to know why council members pushed up the hearing to discuss the project, and didn't tell people until today. Brown said, "I'm just finding it very disconcerting that this impromptu meeting that's taking place on Monday. Why are we expediting the process? Why are we moving so quickly on it, especially when there were a lot of emotions that were expressed last week." The proposed landfill would sit along Mount Misery Road in Northwest, and accept only construction materials like brick and concrete. The town would get a $2 per ton fee from the facility. Brown says residents were initially told that if town leaders did not approve the project, county leaders would. If that happened, the town of northwest would not receive a dime. But county commissioner bill sue told brown that he would vote against it if necessary. Brown said, "We're hoping city officials will listen to the community because these are the people who elected them to office to represent them." Brown and other landfill opponents have collected more than 150 signatures against the project. That hearing is scheduled for Monday at seven o'clock at the Northwest Town Hall.
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