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CID board asks commissioners to deny waste transfer station

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District board has asked commissioners to deny a proposal for a waste transfer station on Button Gwinnett Drive.

The CID board voted last week to oppose the location. Commissioners are expected to take up the item Tuesday.

CID Director Chuck Warbington, who is also a member of the Gwinnett Municipal Planning Commission but did not vote on the proposal, said the CID board feels the waste transfer station doesn't conform with goals of revitalizing the community.

"The Gwinnett Village CID opposes the establishment of a waste transfer station in our district because it is inconsistent with our evolving redevelopment plan," reads a statement approved unanimously by the board.

At a meeting last month, a representative from fiber-optics company OFS said the proposal would jeopardize plans for redevelopment on the company's property.

Attorneys for Federal Road Transfer Station and Advanced Disposal Services have said the station would not harm nearby businesses.

The proposal is the companies' third attempt to locate in Gwinnett and is an attempt to resolve a lawsuit filed in 2004.

SideBar: If you go

' What: Board of Commissioners meeting

' When: 10 a.m. work session, 2 p.m. business session Tuesday

' Where: Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville