Former trustee Lisa Stone addressed a number of topics for about 20 minutes Monday night.
Land And Lakes Landfill
Friday, April 6, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Buffalo Grove resident Lisa Stone addressed water concerns and other topics for about 20 minutes Monday night.
Monday night’s Village Board meeting included about 20 minutes of frustration felt by elected officials and audience members, as well as by the source of their emotion herself — former trustee Lisa Stone. Stone got off to a rocky start when she didn’t step up to the podium when Village President Jeff Braiman invited residents to speak. When no one responded, he moved on to the next agenda item; moments later, Stone came forth to speak and insisted on making her remarks. Following a brief argument with Stone, the board continued on with its agenda. Minutes later Stone, who waited near the podium, was invited to speak. (See video at right.) Throughout her comments, which touched on her 2010 recall, the resignation of Buffalo Grove’s former …
Friday, January 13, 2012
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced Jan. 13 that Buffalo Grove's landfill no longer requires monitoring. Village officials say the decision means the property can be redeveloped.
Post-closure care will end at Buffalo Grove’s Land and Lakes landfill, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Jan. 13, paving the way for commercial development plans to begin at the northeast end of the village. In a 19-page responsiveness summary, IEPA officials said that the facility has met the state’s environmental requirements and will no longer be required to monitor groundwater or maintain the cover system of the landfill, which last accepted waste in 1994 and closed the next year. The site then underwent the minimum 15 years of post-closure monitoring required by the state. The IEPA further stated that the landfill’s "groundwater monitoring wells, piezometers, leachate collection wells and gas vents were properly plugged …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Results from the newest tests at the Land and Lakes landfill, conducted by an engineering firm hired by the landfill's owners, indicate no phenols are present.
A summary report of the most recent tests conducted at the Land and Lakes landfill indicates that no phenols were detected on the site. The study was conducted by Andrews Engineering, which was contracted by Land and Lakes. Results were presented July 13 to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and posted Wednesday on the Village of Buffalo Grove’s website. The new data was collected after the landfill’s owners requested more time to conduct studies on the site. The landfill, which closed in 1995, recently finished a 15-year monitoring period required by the IEPA. The agency will next determine whether the site requires further monitoring. If it rules that no additional monitoring is necessary, the site will be eligible for …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has granted a 90-day extension to the owners of the Land and Lakes landfill.
The decision as to whether the Land and Lakes landfill will require future monitoring has been postoned to Oct. 12, the Daily Herald reports. A ruling from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency was originally scheduled to come today (July 14). The landfill owners were granted an extension, according to the Herald, to allow more time to collect and evaluate data. Read the Daily Herald's story here. Previous coverage of this story by Buffalo Grove Patch is at: Landfill Owners Request Extension Landfill Discussion Continues as EPA Hearing Nears Citizens Take Opposing Stands on Landfill Lisa Stone Reiterates Landfill Concerns
Friday, January 14, 2011
Land and Lakes will spend the next six months conducting further tests.
A decision regarding the future development of the Land and Lakes landfill will be delayed until later this year, after its owners requested that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency give them another six months to conduct studies on the site. The IEPA today (Jan. 14) granted Land and Lakes an extension that will give the company until July 14 to install additional groundwater monitoring wells and collect more field data from locations adjacent to the 60-acre site at 1300 Milwaukee Ave., Buffalo Grove. Without the extension, the agency was scheduled to rule Jan. 15 on whether the site's post-closure monitoring would end. “The field work is up to them. Collecting the data, evaluating the data, is up to them,” Maggie Carson, IEPA …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Though still officially a trustee, she attended Monday's meeting to speak out as a resident.
Although Trustee Lisa Stone officially holds her position until recall votes are certified by Cook and Lake counties, her seat was conspicuously empty at Monday night's Buffalo Grove Village Board meeting. "She was welcome to be on this dais. That was her personal choice," Village President Elliott Hartstein said. Stone did briefly attend the meeting; however, she sat in the audience and stepped up to the podium during the public comment portion of the agenda. She did not address her absence from the dais, the Nov. 2 recall outcome or the proposed reprimand of Hartstein. Instead, she used the time to reiterate her belief that the Village Board should have aired the Nov. 9 hearing conducted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on…
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Some expressed health concerns related to possible groundwater contaminants, while others urged for commercial development to begin.
While some expressed concerns Tuesday about possible groundwater contamination and urged government officials to continue monitoring the Land and Lakes landfill, others said Buffalo Grove will be better served if the land is commercially developed in the near future. The distinct views were presented by speakers who addressed Illinois Environmental Protection Agency representatives during a public hearing regarding the future of the Land and Lakes landfill at 1300 Milwaukee Ave. Residents of Buffalo Grove and neighboring communities, as well as officials from various union groups and commerce organizations, filled the village's chambers nearly to capacity, but fewer than 20 publicly spoke on the issue. Land and Lakes closed in July 1995, …
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Video from the IEPA's meeting will be viewable on DVD.
Although the Buffalo Grove Village Board decided not to air tonight's landfill hearing on its local access channel or website, residents will still have an opportunity to watch the two-hour hearing from home. A resident has volunteered to videotape the hearing at no cost, said Susan Levy, who works in the Village Manager's office. The footage will later be burned onto DVDs, which the village will lend to residents upon request. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's hearing, which will allow citizens to weigh in on whether the Land and Lakes landfill should continue to be monitored for contaminants, will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight (Nov. 9) at the Buffalo Grove Village Hall.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Recommendation does not appear to have changed officials' minds.
Despite urging from a government watchdog group to broadcast the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's public hearing on the village's local access channel, officials apparently have not changed their minds. In a Nov. 3 email to Buffalo Grove trustees, Better Government Association officials asked the village to reconsider its decision not to broadcast the hearing. Trustees in October opted not to tape and air the Nov. 9 hearing, which will allow citizens to weigh in on the Land and Lakes landfill. "The video capabilities featured on your webpage indicate a commitment to transparency and openness in public forums; we see no reason you would not extend that same level of transparency to this IEPA hearing," a BGA representative wrote to…