By Tim Kowols
The town of Washington is waiting for its approval from the Department of Natural Resources to use the property for sale on the island for waste spreading. Town residents approved the purchase of land owned by the Jorgenson family at its annual meeting last month despite vocal opposition to the deal, citing financial and environmental concerns. Town chairperson John Rader says the DNR needs to okay the land for waste spreading before the land purchase can become official.
Rader says the land had been previously used for spreading up until 15 years ago. Town officials and the DNR will have a conference call to discuss the field’s reapproval for spreading on Monday.