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The high cost of 'free'


Charlton's 'free' landfill cap develops steep price



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The Flint Road landfill capping is proving more expensive than promised Ryan Grannan-Doll. (click for larger version)
September 22, 2009
CHARLTON — The town will "most likely" ask voters to approve spending money to finish capping the Flint Road landfill, a project that was originally intended to be free.

"We're looking at roughly somewhere in that ballpark," said Board of Health Chairman Nelson Burlingame, saying the request might around $500,000.

While Town Administrator Robin L. Craver did not specify an amount or by what source the funds would be acquired from, Burlingame estimated the cost at around a half a million dollars.

The Board of Health might make the funding request at the upcoming Special Town Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 27, according to Craver.

See Thursday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage of community news.

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