By Lindsey Gemme, Editor
The city landfill has been a topic of much discussion over the last few Eloy City Council meetings, from which Council has decided to look into expansion, and opening it up to those beyond Eloy borders.
Early last month, staff was suggesting that the city consider hiring a firm to do a landfill master plan. Over the years and multiple studies, the city has paid close attention to the life expectancy of its landfill. Depending on growth and who had use of it, the numbers have fluctuated from four to seven years.
"But there's much more than just the remaining life of a landfill," indicated City Engineer John Mitchell.
A land use master plan would help the city divvy up the land according to more accurate usage, whether it be for a transfer station once construction begins to pick up, and/or a recycling facility. A shooting range is located on a corner of the property, and staff questions whether having it there is the best and most viable use of the property.