CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – One
neighborhood in Carolina Beach is down in the dumps over a trash problem.
The Homeowners Association from
Carolina Beach Village is suing the town over plans to build a solid waste
plant in their backyard.
For the past several months,
folks in Carolina Beach Village have gathered hundreds of signatures on a
petition – requesting the town council not approve a conditional use permit for
However, the town is moving
forward with the plan.
Jackie Nagy has been living in
Carolina Beach for nearly 10 years.
"We've already heard chipper
shredders going and trucks backing up," said Nagy. "Who wants that?"
Nagy is worried that her
neighborhood could soon get a lot busier.
A proposed waste transfer station
could include a trash compactor and garage facility in addition to recycling,
parking, and a public works area.
After learning about the lawsuit,
Mayor Bob Lewis says the town is considering other options, including moving
the facility to an alternative location.
"We're going to move the
facility to Dow Road so it's in an industrial zone and nobody can see it,"
But that could still leave a
maintenance facility in the Carolina Beach Village neighborhood. Lewis
says the town was put in a tough situation when the Sunny Point Military
Terminal asked them to move their trash transfer station off their property.
But Nagy says the decision making
process should be easy.
"They have land around the
municipal building," said Nagy. "I don't know why they can't take some of
Mayor Lewis says he plans to call
an emergency meeting next week to further discuss this issue with the rest of