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Wake Residents Hear Proposal For North Wake Landfill

Posted October 26, 2005 12:28 p.m. EDT

— Some Wake County residents attended a meeting Tuesday night at Durant Middle School to see what could happen to a county landfill set to close in two years.

A rough draft of a proposed project presented Wednesday would transform the North Wake Landfill in Raleigh to include a school, athletic fields and hiking trails.

Another public meeting is scheduled for Dec. 6 to give residents a final opportunity to give their input on the project before the final plan is complete.

Most of Wake County's city and town leaders support a proposal that would put a new landfill in Holly Springs, but Holly Springs Mayor Dick Sears believes the property would be better used for other purposes.