Efforts to resolve the county’s deteriorating waste transfer station got a shot in the arm at Monday’s city council meeting when council members approved initial analysis of a location proposed by county officials.
The county proposes building either a temporary or permanent transfer station on city-owned property across Washington St. north of the transfer station’s present location.
Two county commissioners, Randy Dallke and Dianne Novak, attended the meeting to hear a presentation by BG Consultants, an engineering and architect firm working with the county on transfer station problems.
Engineer Bruce Boettcher showed council members drawings of two potential temporary metal buildings, one designed for minimal use and the other for longer use.
“Right now we’re looking at the minimal temporary building,” Boettcher said.
He said a temporary building could later be used by road and bridge department, or sold to a private business for light industrial use.
(Read more: PEABODY Gazette-Bulletin)