Burlington residents still have plenty of opportunities to weigh in on a new “blue-print” for the city.
Development and Parks Director Eric Tysland says it has been at least 15 years since Burlington updated its comprehensive plan. He says this type of document is crucial to future planning and development.
“It looks at all aspects of the city,” says Tysland, “from land-use to streets to infrastructure and public services (police & fire). Basically every aspect of the city is addressed in the plan in one way or another.”
Carthage is hopeful a switch of contractors will lead to the end of its responsibility for the old municipal landfill.
Indianapolis-based American Environment will take over monitoring the site. The company was the low bidder at $43,000 per year. It will also try to find a way to bring groundwater pollution levels into compliance with federal EPA regulations
Mayor Jim Nightingale hopes the firm brings " some new ideas out there that down the road we can present them to the EPA and get us out of the landfill business.”