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News / From LJWorld.com Friday, March 23 "Town Talk" by Chad Lawhorn


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"Recycling center owner Bo Killough and his Lawrence attorney Brad Finkeldei have submitted a new proposal to modify the facility. Among the changes they have proposed:

— Move the intake operations to the east side of the building, which will allow the loading and unloading of materials to be done farther from the neighborhood than the current configuration.

— Build a specially designed sound wall — perhaps as tall as 24 feet — around the metal loading area.

— Construct a “few additional structures and enclosed containers” to reduce the amount of outside storage of materials and limit the amount of movement of material within the site.

— Eliminate all access points on 12th Street, meaning that all traffic to the center will have to use Haskell.

— Add landscaping along the facility’s south edge, which is closest to the neighborhood.

Finkeldei also is pointing out to commissioners that the center does have a community of supporters. He has presented a petition of 600 names of individuals who support the center, and he noted several of those signatures come from residents of the nearby neighborhood.

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