Spending those landfill revenues in Darien

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Greg Peck
June 10, 2013

The town of Darien is raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in revenues through an agreement with the owner of the Mallard Ridge Landfill. The town has set aside millions in its own “superfund” of sorts that might prove useful should unforeseen environmental issues arise years after the landfill closes. It has spent some of the money to fix roads, improve the Town Hall and buy equipment.

The town has also invested in new band uniforms for Delavan-Darien High School and helped pay for a new trail in a village of Darien park. Do such outlays make sense?

We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Tuesday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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