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Wake Commissioners Wait On Proposed Landfill Vote

Posted May 1, 2006

— In a 4-3 vote, Wake County commissioners, on Monday, delayed a vote on a proposed landfill to be built in Holly Springs.

After much urging from county municipalities to make a decision, the commissioners voted to delay a vote for 30 days to try to determine the real value and potential of the site.

One developer said Monday that the market potential generated from the property could stretch more than $1 billion, and a majority of commissioners want to know if that really is the case.

According to a Wake County study, the Holly Springs landfill site will be $224 million cheaper over 25 years than hauling trash outside of the county.

Still, opponents of the Holly Springs location off of N.C. Highway 55 said that because a pharmaceutical company was interested in the 471 acres and some developers are still interested, the county should vote against the proposal.

Most municipalities, including Raleigh, are in favor of the proposal. Holly Springs and Cary are against it.

A vote is now expected June 5.

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