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life but what's happening on the property behind it has him considering
something that used to be unthinkable.
"We're actually trying to find another place to live. I don't want the kids around the smell," said Holt.
Waste Management wants to expand the Cedar Ridge Landfill onto property that's directly behind Holt's land.
better place in the county is there than where the landfill is and has
been," Business Development and Strategic Planning Director Robert
Marshall County zoning regulations have made expansion impossible
including a provision that bans landfills within two miles of schools.
Marshall County commissioners voted to change those regulations to give
the company the option of applying for the landfill expansion.
Some of them worried about how much the county stands to lose if the landfill closes.
"The estimate is a $1.5 million
annually just to recreate the services we have right now and in a county
of 30 thousand that's a lot of money per individual," said Chaney.
Before voting commissioners heard from opponents who worry about property values decreasing and the environment.
Two big concerns for Holt.
"I don't believe there's no fighting it. I believe they've got too
much money, a stranglehold on the county for money," said Holt.
Both the county and the state still need to approve the landfill expansion.
The process itself could take 2 years.
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Earth Day 2012 Living Green & Healthy
The Nashville community will celebrate the eleventh annual Nashville Earth Day Festival onSaturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Centennial Park.This years theme, Living Green & Healthy will help the community take another step toward Mayor Karl Deans goal of making Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast.The event is free and open to all ages.
The Nashville Earth Day Festivalhas been held in Centennial Park for the past 11 years and has grown to over 10,000 people in attendance.
The event will feature many exhibits and activities aimed at educating Middle Tennesseans about protecting our environment. With nearly a hundred family-friendly booths, hosted bycommunity groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, will offer fun and exciting hands-on activities for all ages.