This law can not be narrowly modified to allow only the currently considered site. Following its rescinding, SWMF can be constructed almost anywhere in the township, including private lands.

 
Though we share the same goal, we do not speak with the same mouth. Solid Waste Management Facility is a mouthful. SWMF is the acronym, which is less lyrical than some referencing. So, SWMF it is.

We first had to figure out that a referendum (vote) on the sale of the town property would precede the modification of the current SWMF Law of the Town of Arcadia (no landfill law). In 2006 this law passed unanimously. This model document is simple and self-explaining, and is the fulcrum for this essay.

If the referendum passes, next the 2006 SWMF Law of the Town of Arcadia will be modified, as in rescinded. This law can not be narrowly modified to allow only the currently considered site. Following its rescinding, SWMF can be constructed almost anywhere in the township, including private lands. These private businesses would require no referendum. Thank you, for hearing the pin drop.

The thought of small, privately owned SWMF scattered about our township should convince those sittin' on the fence, and small is my next issue. In Kelo v. City of New London (2005), eminent domain for the purpose of increasing municipal revenues was affirmed. The only reason to allow the possibility of this business is money. Private lands using this business model will give little tax relief. My question is: How many SWMF will it take to balance the budget?

Debate on other parts of this discussion is available. Remember, our town is going to change either way. As new community leaders emerge, personal involvement will benefit the process and our progress.

JOHN STILES
Arcadia