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The Fayette County Clerk’s office received notification late Tuesday afternoon, July 13, that the site application for the proposed waste transfer station on Route 185 east of Vandalia was pulled by developer Chris Sutter.
“I don’t really have any information at this time. I know that there’s some information on my application that I want to make sure is 100 percent correct before the Illinois Pollution Control Board and the Illinois EPA before I move forward with anything. At this time, I’m going to withdraw and let my attorney handle the legal end of things that need taken care of,” Sutter told the Altamont News Banner Tuesday evening.
After receiving notice of the withdrawal, Fayette County Chairwoman Jenny Waggoner cancelled the standing board meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, according to Fayette County Clerk Jessica Barker’s office.
Sutter had made a proposal for a totally enclosed waste transfer station earlier this year to the county, and was met with swift opposition from residents living near the proposed location.The facility was to be self-contained.
A public hearing scheduled for Tuesday morning and early afternoon was cancelled on Monday. That hearing was to hear a presentation by Sutter on the site suitability based on Illinois Environmental Protection Agency criteria. Following a public comment session was to have been held.