Tangipahoa may sell bonds to close landfill
AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has introduced and set for public hearing an ordinance that would authorize the issuance of $2.4 million in bonds to pay for improvements to the parish landfill near Independence.
If the measure meets with final approval at the council's next meeting, set for Feb. 25, proceeds from the sale of bonds will be used primarily to fund closure of an area of the landfill known as Cell 10.
Jeff McKneely, parish finance director, said it was necessary to close the unused cell and to correct problems with erosion near that cell.
McKneely says the parish has been working with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on resolving problems with the cell for several years.