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Convenience center to close
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Residents who use the convenience center on Highway 8 will soon have to find somewhere else to take their garbage.
The last day residents can drop off garbage there will be Jan. 13. The county is scheduled to begin dismantling the center and removing the equipment the next day.
The landowner, who has been cooperating with the county for years, let the Sanitation Department know he needed use of his property back about three months ago.
Health and Welfare Committee members, as well as District 8 County Commissioners, have attempted to find another location nearby, but could not find anyone willing to sell the property needed.
Said Commissioner Tommy Savage, “Everything that Randy England checked on they didn’t want to sell. They were afraid it would bring the value of their property down.”
According to Sanitation Department director Steve Hillis, the closest convenience center to the one on Highway 8 is at Fairview, approximately 4.5 miles away. As the county’s second largest site, Hillis says the Fairview center is equipped to handle all the traffic from the mountain.