Safety, Recreational Access, and Visual Appeal: Everybody wins with the relocation of Saco's Transfer Station
Since 2009, Public Works staff had identified the existing Transfer Station as a high priority for replacement due to its condition, safety concerns, and location. In 2005, the abutting landfill property to the transfer station was revitalized and reused as athletic fields. Over the past decade, the use of these fields has grown exponentially. While great for the City, it created constant logistical and safety issues at the shared entrance and parking areas for the athletic complex and the existing Transfer Station waste storage areas. In 2014, a bond referendum for $850,000 that included a new transfer station as well as tennis courts and other athletic complex enhancement failed by a narrow margin. Unfortunately, all of the logistical and safety issues still required addressing...