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South Hadley Town Meeting moves to Nov. 15 after storm delay

Voters will tackle a 13-article warrant asking them to approve newly surveyed boundaries for the Bynan Conservation area, a step that could mean expansion of the municipal landfill.

Interstate Waste Services of Ramsey, N.J., wants to expand landfill operations into 16 acres of the 162-acre property abutting the Bynan land. The proposal must pass several hurdles, including winning state and Board of Health approval before being accepted.

Voters will also be asked to ratify a Dec. 14 special Town Meeting vote allowing the town to borrow $4.2 million to build a new $10.1 million new library on the banks of the Connecticut River. A state grant and fundraising is providing the rest of the construction funds.

The ratification would correct a “procedural defect” in the previous decision, because the Capital Planning Committee did not submit a written report on the project to the Select Board — as required by town bylaws – before the December vote was taken.

Several funding requests are also on the warrant, including paying off $116,000 in costs for last October’s snowstorm; $35,650 for maintenance and an operating deficit for the Ledges Golf Course; and adding $13,000 to a $230,000 Capital Plan fund for Department of Public Works equipment.

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