Mayor Ronnie Lewis selling Dolton out to Landfills

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May 29, 2012
 
Let your voice be heard at the COMMUNITY RALLY TO FIGHT THE LANDFILL EXPANSION. NEW LIFE CELEBRATION CHURCH OF GOD 14243 DANTE AT 7;00 PM.
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Harvey, IL

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May 29, 2012
 

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dolton resident wrote:
Let your voice be heard at the COMMUNITY RALLY TO FIGHT THE LANDFILL EXPANSION. NEW LIFE CELEBRATION CHURCH OF GOD 14243 DANTE AT 7;00 PM.
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Really what does it matter if the landfill wants to add some more space for garbage. the whole northside of town already smells like a rat hole when it is hot out and the wind blows the right direction. Why don't we annex the landfill into town and take the property tax money from them. Then maybe we can improve the some other areas of town. Maybe hire a public works employee to cut some of the waist length grass in town or hire another police officer to patrol.
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May 29, 2012
 

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same old same old wrote:
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Really what does it matter if the landfill wants to add some more space for garbage. the whole northside of town already smells like a rat hole when it is hot out and the wind blows the right direction. Why don't we annex the landfill into town and take the property tax money from them. Then maybe we can improve the some other areas of town. Maybe hire a public works employee to cut some of the waist length grass in town or hire another police officer to patrol.
well same old same maybe u do not mind waking up to the toxic smell of a rat hole but i would like to smell my morning cup of fresh brew coffee. Not only do well intake the smell ,we are also taking in toxic fumes that are damaging are life span. The EPA state all landfill give off fumes that can cause certain cancers [bladder,brain and leukemia] just to name a few.FYI EPA also states when there is leakage [due to deteriation,cracks or tear] liquid will migrate out of some units it effects the air,water and soil.So how much money do you think your life,your family or your neighbors is worth? Maybe you and othes that feels that same should ask those landfill CEO's that do not live in our southeast towns why other landfill have closed in their areas. DON"T BELIEVE THE HYPE.
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May 29, 2012
 

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Well I believe we all knew that the landfill was there when we move into dolton. The smell and toxins are going to be there whether or not the landfill expands. So I just ask why not annex it in and get the tax money from it. It's not going away so let's make the most of it
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May 29, 2012
 
The lack of basic literacy on these posts astounds me. "we are also taking in toxic fumes that are damaging are life span." "Are" life span? Seriously?
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May 30, 2012
 
No wonder nobody listens wrote:
The lack of basic literacy on these posts astounds me. "we are also taking in toxic fumes that are damaging are life span." "Are" life span? Seriously?
yes SERIOUSLY OUR LIFE SPAN
Washingtonian

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Jun 1, 2012
 
Same old same old wrote:
Well I believe we all knew that the landfill was there when we move into dolton. The smell and toxins are going to be there whether or not the landfill expands. So I just ask why not annex it in and get the tax money from it. It's not going away so let's make the most of it
Nope. I had no idea. I was young and needed an inexpensive place to move in with my wife. I do thank the Village of Dolton for preparing me though...because when I will not make the same mistakes again when I get out of here.
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Jun 1, 2012
 
Washingtonian wrote:
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Nope. I had no idea. I was young and needed an inexpensive place to move in with my wife. I do thank the Village of Dolton for preparing me though...because when I will not make the same mistakes again when I get out of here.
I was not aware of the present landfill either but you live and learn. I just had a baby 2mos.ago and I am trying to sale my house,whatever i have breath in for 8 yrs.,honestly i do not know. BUT I must look out for my daughters' well being.And I do not care for Mayor Lewis, a big old gorilla with no people skills.
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#9
Jun 1, 2012
 
We are surrounded by toxics... along time ago a man came to my home in the middle of winter and wanted to talk about the water in our surrounding areas. I didn't let this man in cause I was home by myself. Well guess what the water is really bad and have been for the last 15 yrs or so. there are so many things floating around in our water system. All this information can be found and there are horrible things said about the water condition from the Little calumet river.
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Jun 2, 2012
 
It is amazing how uninformed the residents are and what they are willing to accept. If you don't come in the area where the dump is you will have no clue there is a landfill in Dolton. The toxic fumes come from the s--- that is spread out by the atgled gardens and the landfill and the dust that lands on the cars near the landfill come from the dump. The dump was extended back in the early 90's ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. When 2013 come pack your bags and go. We will still get some of the smell as it will still be there but no more of the new garbage and chemicals that people are using now. Landfills have been closed all over the County of Cook and this one needs to go to. Is it about money or health???? All the money in the world can not fix the illness that this landfill site creates. If so the cancer ashtma and respitory stats for this side of town would be much lower. Land and Lakes admits the landfill is a problem they talk of cleaning up the site and the environment. DUH - why do that if it is safe I ask. BECAUSE IT IS NOT SAFE FOR DOLTON RESIDENTS.
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Jun 2, 2012
 
John in the John wrote:
It is amazing how uninformed the residents are and what they are willing to accept. If you don't come in the area where the dump is you will have no clue there is a landfill in Dolton. The toxic fumes come from the s--- that is spread out by the atgled gardens and the landfill and the dust that lands on the cars near the landfill come from the dump. The dump was extended back in the early 90's ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. When 2013 come pack your bags and go. We will still get some of the smell as it will still be there but no more of the new garbage and chemicals that people are using now. Landfills have been closed all over the County of Cook and this one needs to go to. Is it about money or health???? All the money in the world can not fix the illness that this landfill site creates. If so the cancer ashtma and respitory stats for this side of town would be much lower. Land and Lakes admits the landfill is a problem they talk of cleaning up the site and the environment. DUH - why do that if it is safe I ask. BECAUSE IT IS NOT SAFE FOR DOLTON RESIDENTS.
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I want to see where you get your facts about the differences in illnesses from the east to west side of town!!! Was there a study done that I don't know about, if so please help me out and provide me with that information. But I bet you are just "guessing" that there is more illness on the east side of town and you can't back it up the actual facts
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Jun 12, 2012
 
The lanfills , the bad water they are selling to our communities and the dumb mayor does not realize how it is hurting our community. It was all you dummies who put him into office.Since he's been here Look at whats going on? NOTHING! What happen to all the street lights along Sibley and surrounding blocks? 2013 not coming fast enough. Get this Turd and his crew out of office.ASAP.
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Jun 17, 2012
 
Board meeting Monday june 18,2012 come out to let the Mayor,Trustee Smith,Trustee Jefferson,Trustee Harris and Trustee Bendell, all of whom voted for these landfills to annex into the Village of Dolton.All concern residents of the Village of Dolton and surrounding villages. Please come out. At 7:00pm we as residents should let our voices be heard. These officials are making decisions that has an affect on our lives.PLEASE PLEASE
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Jun 18, 2012
 
Not the same Dolton wrote:
The lanfills , the bad water they are selling to our communities and the dumb mayor does not realize how it is hurting our community. It was all you dummies who put him into office.Since he's been here Look at whats going on? NOTHING! What happen to all the street lights along Sibley and surrounding blocks? 2013 not coming fast enough. Get this Turd and his crew out of office.ASAP.
I was one of the dummies to vote for Ronnie Lewis.But come April election,I will vote for anybody but him.He shows no concern for the town or its' residents. What is wrong with him is he SPECIAL or just plain stupid to treat us so disrespectful.Why are so many of our stores leaving? And oh my god that clerks office ladies are the worst of the worst!!!!! And what happen to the police dept. where are they? I only have 2 votes in my house but they will votes against LEWIS AND THAT YOU CAN TAKE TO THE BANK.
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Jun 22, 2012
 
please come wrote:
Board meeting Monday june 18,2012 come out to let the Mayor,Trustee Smith,Trustee Jefferson,Trustee Harris and Trustee Bendell, all of whom voted for these landfills to annex into the Village of Dolton.All concern residents of the Village of Dolton and surrounding villages. Please come out. At 7:00pm we as residents should let our voices be heard. These officials are making decisions that has an affect on our lives.PLEASE PLEASE
And once again, Trustee Smith refuses to vote....you are elected to vote!!! One way or another, yes or no....take a stand!!!!
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Jun 23, 2012
 
dolton pd wrote:
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And once again, Trustee Smith refuses to vote....you are elected to vote!!! One way or another, yes or no....take a stand!!!!
She is a joke. Like Lewis and Rogers at the last meeting both try to out stage each other.
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Jun 25, 2012
 
dolton voter wrote:
<quoted text>She is a joke. Like Lewis and Rogers at the last meeting both try to out stage each other.
Enough is enough why don't we just petition to get rid of these trustees and ronnie lewis that do not listen to their voters?I am fed up and just can not wait until i can vote against RONNIE LEWIS.
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Oct 3, 2012
 
please come wrote:
Board meeting Monday june 18,2012 come out to let the Mayor,Trustee Smith,Trustee Jefferson,Trustee Harris and Trustee Bendell, all of whom voted for these landfills to annex into the Village of Dolton.All concern residents of the Village of Dolton and surrounding villages. Please come out. At 7:00pm we as residents should let our voices be heard. These officials are making decisions that has an affect on our lives.PLEASE PLEASE
We gonna have some huge ass mountains with all that free trash we be gettin every day. Man, when it snows we can be havin skiing and snow boardin all winter long. When it all melts we can use that water for a water park.

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