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>Enviro-Mich message from "Jeff Surfus" <jeffsurfus@msn.com>
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>Hello Enviro-michers!
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>As you may have read in the 6/4 press release on enviro-mich, the City of 
>Windsor, Ontario is about to decide whether to ship at least 33,000 tons of 
>municipal sewage sludge across the border for disposal at BFI's Arbor Hills 
>Landfill in Washtenaw County.  This will take place over a 12-15 month period 
>while a new pelletizing process is put in place.
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>This is another misguided attempt by BFI to sell away our landfill space to 
>out of state generators.  The City of Windsor, for their part, has made a very 
>hypocritical move by even considering sending waste over the border to 
>Michigan.  Representatives in Windsor have been very vocal in their opposition 
>to other municipalities in Ontario (particularly Toronto) sending their 
>garbage through Windsor to Michigan.  Now they are turning around and 
>considering the same thing!
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>The good news is we still have a chance to get Windsor City Council, who has 
>to approve the deal, to vote it down.  Other options are available for 
>Windsor, including continuing to landfarm the sludge until the pelletizing 
>process is operational or to use it to rehabilitate contaminated Fighting 
>Island. 
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>Please contact Windsor City Council prior to Monday, June 9 and let them know 
>that Michigan residents don't particularly care to be the recipients of what 
>Windsorites flush down their toilets!
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>At a minimum, please call the general number or consider sending a fax.
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>Below is a list of the City Councillors (that's how those wacky Canadians 
>spell it) and their phone numbers. 
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>Windsor City Council (general phone-519-255-6315)
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>Mayor Michael Hurst (519) 255-6315  FAX (519) 255-7796
>Dan Allen (519) 255-6608
>Margaret Williams (519) 255-6688
>Peter Carlesimo (519) 255-6657
>Sheila Wisdom (519) 255-6775
>Donna Gamble (519) 255-6679
>Fulvio Valentinis (519) 255-6684
>David Cassivi (519) 255-6678
>Bill Marra (519) 255-6683
>Rick Limoges (519) 255-6682
>Tom Wilson (519) 255-6765
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>General email address for City Council:  mayoro@city.windsor.on.ca
>The FAX number for City Council is the same as listed for the mayor.
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>Until we get some type of reform of laws in Michigan and at the federal level 
>that will allow us to control what comes in, we are going to have to fight 
>these small battles one at a time.
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>Thanks!
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>Jeff Surfus
>Toronto Trash Campaign
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Please attend the meeting at City Council Monday night at 7:00pm.  If you
wish to speak against the shipping of sludge to Michigan landfills call the
City Clerk' office at 519- 255-6212 or 255-6211.  Fax for City Clerk's
office is 255-6868.