Disposing of trash in the Northeastern portion of Clarke County may become a much more convenient proposition in the not too distant future. The Clarke County Board of Supervisors met on Wednesday (6/23/2010) to discuss and vote on the initial phase of work required to build a Citizens Convenience Center off of Route 7 at the intersection of Quarry Road.
The parcel that is being considered for the new facility is owned by the Stuart M Perry Corporation. Buckmarsh District Supervisor David Weiss has worked closely with the owner to develop an agreement that would provide the land required for the facility at no cost the county. Mr Weiss stated that, “Stuart M Perry has been extremely cooperative,” and added that, “They are very pleased that we came to them
and very pleased to offer this site.” The only compensation being requested by the owner is signage in the new facility that the property is “Donated by Stuart M. Perry Corporation.”
The parcel is an 8.27 acre wooded lot just west of the Shenandoah River. It is considered a convenient location for use by residents because of its proximity to Route 7. Also, the densely wooded lot is considered particularly suitable because it would conceal the operation with little or no additional landscape buffering.
The County estimates that it will need approximately 2 acres of the 8.27 acre parcel for the new facility. The option agreement for the study gives the county full access to the 8.27 acres to determine the best location for the 2 acre facility on the larger lot. During the study period the county hopes to find a location on the parcel that would take advantage of natural terrain for the construction of the ramps and roads that are needed for this type of facility.
Currently the only sites that can be used by Clarke County Residents to dispose of trash are:
- Greenwood: Located near the intersection of Greenwood and Senseny roads behind the fire hall
- Clearbrook: Located on Martinsburg Pike at Clearbrook Park
- Double Toll Gate: Located on Front Royal Pike, just south of the Route 340 intersection
- Regional Landfill: Located on Landfill Road off of Sulpher Spring Road
After some discussion on fences and other site considerations, the consensus was strongly in favor of moving ahead with the agreement. The motion to approve the option and authorize the chair to sign the agreement passed unanimously.
In closing Supervisor David Weiss said, “Stuart Perry has been great to work with and hopefully the work can be done without any detriment to the neighborhood and also provide a service that everbody needs.”