Mayville appeals landfill case ruling
JUNEAU — The city of Mayville filed a notice that it is appealing a Dodge County judge’s decision in its case over the Advanced Disposal Glacier Ridge Landfill south of the city, which is due for an expansion.
Mayville is seeking four members on the board that is guiding the negotiations over the expansion, not just one. The appeal will go to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals’ Fourth District in Madison.
Judge Martin De Vries ruled a few weeks ago that the expansion did not fall within Mayville’s city limits so, under state law, it would only have one member on the Waste Facility Siting Board. He ruled that Kekoskee would have five, the town of Hubbard would have five and Dodge County would have two.
Mayville officially opposes the expansion of the landfill. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved a feasibility study about vertically expanding the landfill, which will extend the life of the facility.
Officials in Mayville say they have concerns about the environmental impact and odor of the landfill and its expansion, and is also challenging the feasibility study. Officials with Advanced Disposal say they follow strict regulations and actually go above and beyond to limit the landfill’s impact on the area.
The DNR has scheduled a multi-day hearing for the week of April 29 at Mayville City Hall April 29 from 3-8 p.m.
The city has mailed flyers to residents to gather the names of those who are opposed to the landfill expansion.
There will be a motion hearing today in a separate case where the city is challenging the state’s decision to allow the town of Williamstown to attach to the village of Kekoskee. Kekoskee Village President Don Hilgendorf said there are matters between Mayville and the state at this point, and that the city needs to do some “soul-searching” over its continued legal efforts.