Plan Commision Special Meeting – Closed Landfill Field Visit

Town of Washburn

Plan Commission Special Meeting

Date &Time: 3:30 P.M., Sunday, October 16, 2022

Location: Closed Landfill Gate (S. Maple Hill Rd. west of W. Maple Hill Rd.)

  1. Call meeting to order and verify legal notification.
  2. Community field visit to Closed Landfill.
  • Observe the layout of the landfill site and area soils.
  • Learn landfill operational history 1974 – 1990.
  • Learn of the purposes of clay cap, topsoil cover, drainage ways, and vegetative cover.
  • Learn how leachate from waste affects groundwater.
  • Observe the groundwater well monitoring network.
  • Learn the difference between groundwater flow direction and surface water runoff.
  • Observe changes in landfill cap topography 1990 – 2022.
  • Understand the perpetual public responsibility to minimize community exposure to toxic materials buried with municipal waste.
  • Opportunity for the commission to solicit community questions and concerns about the closed landfill.
  1. Adjournment.


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Kenneth M. Bro, chair
Washburn Town Plan Commission
75411 Church Corner Rd
Washburn, WI 54891
715-292-0034 (cell)