Old landfill may create new problems for Dearington neighborhood; city holds meeting next week

City of LynchburgFrom the City of Lynchburg: On Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m., the City of Lynchburg will host an important meeting for the residents of the Dearington neighborhood and other interested parties. The meeting will be held at the Dearington Elementary School of Innovation, 210 Smyth Street. According to historical records, a portion of the property that now makes up the Dearington community once served as a landfill. This landfill was closed in the late 1960’s. Recently, the City discovered that there has been significant erosion or wearing away of the covering in a certain portion of the old landfill. The purpose of the meeting is to inform residents about the issue, talk about possible solutions and hear concerns from residents. The meeting is open to the public, and residents in the Dearington community are encouraged to attend. Questions may be directed to (434) 856-2489.

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