Over the past few weeks, individuals and groups have come together in a community-wide effort to stop the progress of the Jungo Disposal Site. They’re working together to get a website up and running and are excited to announce the naming of their new group – Nevadans Against Garbage (NAG). NAG is comprised of a multitude of individuals and businesses concerned about this issue who serve as a strong, proactive voice against depositing out-of-state garbage in our community.
Members of NAG are circulating petitions against the landfill. Completed petitions are being taken to the Martin Hotel, so if you haven’t seen one and would like to sign one, you might check at the Martin.
The next County Commissioner’s meeting is scheduled for August 3, 2009. Public Comments are scheduled to be heard at 9:30AM. This segment of the agenda is designated to give the general public the opportunity to address the Commission on any subject. No action may be taken on a matter raised until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action will be taken. Public comment will generally be limited to 5 minutes per person. Then, at 1:45PM a presentation by Jungo Land and Investment on the proposed commercial landfill on Jungo Road is scheduled to be heard.
If you’re interested in how this project will affect our community, you might want to take the time to attend the August 3rd County Commissioner’s Meeting. Other meetings scheduled to deal with this issue are:
- August 13, 2009: Regional Planning Commission meeting (they will also be addressing the landfill issue.
- August 19, 2009 @ 6:00PM @ Courthouse. This meeting will be with NDEP and will deal only with the issue of air quality.
- August 5, 2009 @ 6:00 PM @ Martin Hotel. This is a great way to become involved and become a part of the solution.
NAG is also setting a top priority of teaming up with groups in Lander and Pershing counties. If they’re successful in blocking Jungo land Investment’s Humboldt Co. site(Plan A), they figure their Plan B will be to develop a site in Pershing or Lander counties since Nevada Land Resources owns an excess of 1 million acres in Nevada, some of which is there. So NAG’s work may not conclude once the Humboldt site is nixed. They’ll continue working to ensure that our region doesn’t turn into western USA”s dumping grounds.