By Amanda Oglesby, APP.com:
A new plan may turn what was once a toxic landfill into a money-saving energy source for Jackson.
After abandoning a proposal to use the former Legler Landfill off Homestead Road as a municipal compost site, officials now hope to make it the location of a future solar farm.
The farm, they hope, would lower the township’s energy costs and generate income by leasing the land to a solar developer.
“We believed that savings would be significant,” Business Administrator Jose “Joey” Torres said in a telephone interview Thursday.
Torres said Brick saved millions of dollars from a similar solar project there.
Jackson officials will vote next week to set aside $70,000 for a solar study. The money will be pulled from two capital projects bonds totaling $3.4 million that originally allocated money for, among other things, the use of the Legler Landfill as a compost facility… Read more