Friends, we are thrilled there is no bond and on Thursday the zoning appeal hearing will begin. We still have a mountain to move, but it just budged a few inches.
Friends of Lackawanna will not have to post a $1.2 million bond to challenge a Dunmore zoning officer’s opinion regarding Keystone Sanitary Landfill, a judge ordered.
Visiting Senior Judge John L. Braxton denied the landfill’s petition that called the anti-landfill expansion group’s appeal “frivolous” and would have forced them to pay the $1.2 million within five days.
“This was the landfill throwing a Hail Mary pass in the first quarter,” Friends of Lackawanna attorney Jordan Yeager said in an email Friday. “It was a desperation play and it fell flat.”
“As a mother of two who is expecting a third, I am thrilled that this petition for bond was denied so we can proceed with our zoning appeal and our efforts to protect our future and our children’s future,” Mrs. Spanish said in an email.
Dunmore’s zoning hearing board will now consider the appeal. Public hearings are scheduled 6:30 p.m. March 19, March 26 and April 2 at the Dunmore Community Center.