With the bar set fairly low to look good in local government, New Hanover County isn’t making itself look particularly prescient.
(StarNews) The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners postponed granting a special-use permit for the expansion of the county’s landfill Monday evening due to a “technical question” that county staff says has now been cleared up. And while it seems like a small point, staff said it is extra important to pay attention to these details when it is county departments requesting the permit from the commissioners. Suleyman said the two-week delay doesn’t cause too many problems, but that the county will have to make up the time somewhere else in the process.
Most of that would make sense if this were a sudden need or even one that was relatively recent. But the county has known for years that the landfill needed expansion. This does NOT inspire confidence. The county is off to a shaky start to 2013, wasteful and ill prepared.
Why wasn’t the staff prepared? Why isn’t this already done? Geesh. . . .
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