Marion County Commission discussed the possibility of obtaining a permit for a construction and demolition landfill Monday.
The proposed landfill would be at the Martin Marietta Quarry, owned by Rocky Hett.
Jack Chappelle of Engineering Solutions and Design of Overland Park spoke with the commission about the requirements for a construction landfill.
He said the permit for such a landfill would be simpler to obtain than a municipal solid waste landfill permit, because construction and demolition debris are primarily inert rubble.
Marion County has paid to send 2,211 tons of construction and demolition waste to a landfill January through November, according to information from transfer station director Rollin Schmidt. Each ton cost the county $38.95 for hauling and landfill fees in the last billing cycle.
Chappelle said it would be difficult to estimate the costs of applying for the permit, but it would probably take 12 to 18 months, and it would require a public hearing.
In other business:
- Commissioners approved property at 501 N. Roosevelt, Marion, as part of the county neighborhood revitalization program. Brad Seacat asked the commission to put it in the program after discovering it had been missed while other properties he was developing were in the program. Seacat said the property had already been sold, but he wanted to do the right thing for the owner, who bought the property with the understanding it was in the program.
- Schmidt presented the transfer station’s monthly tonnage report. In November the county sent 519 tons of municipal solid waste, 167 tons of construction and demolition waste, and three tons of tires to landfills. The total January through November was 6,477 tons of municipal waste, 2,211 tons of construction debris, 30 tons of white goods, one ton of special waste, and 12 tons of tires.
- Frank Wirtz’ name was drawn in the tiebreaker for the Lost Springs Township treasurer position. The tiebreaker was needed because Terry Deines, who won the election with three write-in votes, is ineligible for the position, already being the township clerk.
- Park and lake superintendent Steve Hudson requested the commission amend the park and lake budget. The amendment is needed because the county unencumbered $11,000 from the budget, and revenue from camping fees is about $17,000 more than budgeted. The funds could pay for improvements including a restroom at the heated dock, costing about $15,000, and removable speed bumps to be used in a camping area. The commission will have a public hearing Dec. 22 on budget amendments.
- An application for a cereal malt beverage license for Canada Bait and Tackle was approved. The township will have 10 days to comment, and the application will come back in front of the commission Dec. 22.