BREAKING NEWS (updated at 11:55 a.m. on Friday, March 14)

Hearing on Oakville trash-transfer station postponed to April 10

By BURKE WASSON

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has postponed a public hearing originally scheduled for Tuesday on a proposed trash-transfer station from Fred Weber Inc. at 5219 Baumgartner Road.

The public hearing will now take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in the gym at Oakville Senior High School, 5557 Milburn Road.

According to DNR, “The proposed transfer station will be used to receive non-hazardous solid municipal waste and will transfer the waste from small trucks onto larger vehicles that would transfer the waste to a permitted facility.”

St. Louis County Counselor Pat Redington settled a lawsuit in October with attorneys for Fred Weber to allow the company to construct the trash-transfer station.

The County Council had previously denied the station by a unanimous vote.

Citizens can review a copy of the proposed permit application at the Cliff Cave Branch Public Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, St. Louis. A copy is also available upon request at the department’s Solid Waste Management Program at 1730 E. Elm St. in Jefferson City. To request a file review, citizens must first call (573) 751-3043 or fax a request to Rhonda Loveall, custodian of records, at (573) 522-3344.

Questions and comments regarding the proposed transfer station or the department’s role in regulating solid waste processing facilities may be sent to the Department of Natural Resources, Solid Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, Mo. 65102-0176 or phone Charlene Fitch at 1-800-361-4827 or (573) 751-5401 or fax to (573) 526-3902. The department gives equal consideration to written comments and oral public hearing testimony. For more information about solid waste issues, visit the department’s Web site at www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp.