To the editor:
I’m writing in support of Gary Mazoki’s points published in The Town Line issue of November 23. 2023, on the possibility of Palermo losing access to the China Transfer station because of a couple of unresolved issues. Losing this access would place a huge burden on our citizens, especially the elderly and unwell as they would likely have to travel a much greater distance to dispose of their waste, incurring fuel cost and time lost.
Yes, there are local haulers and one can always rent a dumpster. However, these do not come cheap and can be limited in what they will take. If Palermo residents are being uncooperative and rude, can’t they be identified and their privileges revoked? And arguing over $2 sticker fees just isn’t reasonable in light of the problems with no local access – like more dumping beside our roads or accumulating in dooryards to name a couple. I hope the Palermo Select Board will continue to try to reach an agreement with China town officials.
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