Resident opposition has been squared strongly against a transfer station proposed by Lakeshore Waste Services at 6132 W. Oakston St. near Lehigh.
Village Administrator Ryan Horne will be presenting information tonight at the Village of Morton Grove board of trustees meeting, to address citizen concerns and to clear up what he says is misinformation about the proposal.
In a recent article on the subject published by Niles-Morton Grove Patch, there were more than 50 comments made by readers.
Catherine Peters commented: "Penny wise and pound foolish, in my humble opinion. The proposal would gain each MG resident between $3 to $10 per year by the estimates...weigh that against the decrease in property values and, more importantly, the difficulty in attracting other new businesses to that industrial area that who provide a greater tax benefit to our residents and I think it's easy to see that this one is a net loser. We are land-locked and fully developed and though we must be aggressive about building our business base, we also need to be judicious."
Meanwhile, Grandpa commented: "Maybe to satisfy the NIMBY crowd the village could look into a unicorn barn and a rainbow factory... sheesh!"
In response to Grandpa, Jim Rosin wrote: "Yes ! Im a NIMBY. For some reason, I don't want to have 3,000'000 pounds of other villages garbage dumped 1 block from my house each and every day.Day and night. Trucks driving by my house, with all that stink and rats and pests. Maybe GRANDPA wants to switch houses with me. I've lived in my house for 48 of my 50 years on this earth. There wasnt a garbage dump here when I bought it. For some reason ,that eludes some of you, I don't want one now. Not for any amount of money."
Rosen goes on to say, "The village has put years into re-developing the area near the train tracks so that it can be a selling point to all the commuters traveling thru. A garbage dump should make a nice addition . I'm sure any new buisnesses even thinking about coming here would love to move in next to the dump. I'm sorry Mr. Horne, I find this to be a lose, lose situation!"
An organization called Citizens to Stop the Morton Grove Transfer Station also has formed to lobby against the proposal.
Horne said in a previous interview with Niles-Morton Grove Patch that the potential income for the village could reach as high as $400,000 and that type of increase could take financial stress off of property owners in this difficult econony.
The board of trustees meeting will be held this evening at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Village of Morton Grove Municipal Center.
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