At their recent meeting, the Chariton City Council approved a two-year contract between HLW Engineering Group out of Story City and the City of Chariton for the closed Lucas-Monroe County Landfill. The total overall amount of the contract for both years in FY 2020 and 2021 is $13,200.

Council member Denny Bisgard moved to approve the agreement, which was seconded by council member Ruth Smith and approved unanimously.

Doug Luzbetak of HLW Engineering was present to give an update of where they’re at with the landfill.

The Lucas-Monroe County Landfill has been in a closed permitted phase for 26 years and will be moving into the last four years of the permit cycle with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The City of Chariton and HLW Engineering will be working towards moving the landfill into what’s called the environmental covenant phase of the post closure with IDNR.

“After the landfill enters the environmental covenant phase, the City of Chariton will still have ownership of the landfill facility, but we won’t have the responsibility for it that we have currently,” Chariton City Manager Laura Liegois said.

HLW Engineering has been the engineer of record for the Lucas-Monroe County Landfill and has provided services that are required to meet he IDNR standards for closed landfills.

“HLW has a long working relationship with the City of Chariton and with the IDNR. They have provided excellent service for our landfill facility,’ Liegois said.

Read the July 11, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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