With less than six weeks remaining before the November election, CID Landfill is making another bid for a 50-acre expansion of its Chaffee Landfill by asking voters to identify and elect candidates willing to consider the request.
In letters to Sardinia residents, CID President Richard C. Penfold has promised $1 million to the town for each of the next 20 years, enough to reduce all taxes (town, county and school) by one-third.
The mailing, delivered this week, also contained a listing of the names and telephone numbers of the candidates for supervisor and two councilmanic seats.
After noting that CID's past expansion requests over 20 years "have fallen on deaf ears," Penfold said: "I believe that over time, informed voters will elect a Town Board which represents the silent majority you and other families like you form, and that a fair host community agreement will be negotiated. The absolutely essential first step, however, is that you identify the candidates' position on this issue and that you vote for those candidates who are willing to consider the CID tax-reduction proposal."
The current Chaffee Landfill, the solid-waste repository for numerous Western New York communities and businesses, is nearing the limit of its currently permitted use. Moreover, CID's efforts to acquire other landfill areas in Allegany and Wyoming counties so far have not been successful.