Muni to take up monofill issue


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The Anchorage Planning and Zoning Commission (PNZ) will address a controversial plan to build a monofill waste disposal site in Chugiak at its Monday, July 8 meeting.

Recycling firm Central Recycling Services wants to operate the facility on land owned by Eklutna, Inc. off of Kerbow Lane in Chugiak. At the PNZ meeting, Eklutna will request its proposed master plan be approved for the land, which is currently zoned “Planned Community” (PC). Landowners can write their own master plans in PC areas, but those plans must go before the commission for approval.

Eklutna will also seek a conditional use permit for the monofill, which developers say will only be used to dispose of inert, nontoxic construction waste.

Community members have circulated a petition against the monofill, arguing among other things that the site would add traffic, could potentially contaminate water sources and doesn’t fit with the community.

The PNZ meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Anchorage Assembly chamber in the Loussac Library in Anchorage.

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