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Feb 9, 2006

Judge Okays Landfill When County Fails To Produce Map

Sometimes little details can make a big difference.

Meriwether County Commissioners were strongly opposed to the idea of Greenbow LLC building a 300-acre landfill in their Georgia county. So, as the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports, the commissioners blocked the project, saying it violated the county's Water Supply Watershed Protection Ordinance. There's just one problem. Senior Superior Court Judge F. Marion Cummings has ruled that the ordinance, "is legally invalid and unenforceable in its entirety." Why? Apparently, the county never drew up the map that the ordinance refers to. The judge says that there's no evidence the county ever drew up the map and that the landfill project can go forward.