In 2010, the Waldoboro Select Board called for the creation of an ad hoc committee composed of representatives from Waldoboro, Cushing, and Friendship. The Select Board charged the ad hoc committee with the creation of a new Solid Waste Disposal Ordinance and asked it to research pay-per-bag.
On 11/22/2011, the Waldoboro Select Board expanded the ad hoc Committee's mandates to include examining and perhaps putting forth recommendations regarding the physical layout of the transfer station, researching the desirability of procuring a scale, researching the feasibility of continuing to put certain materials into the landfill, reviewing ways of improving recycling rates, and educating committee members regarding the three towns' future relationships with Penobscot Energy Recovery Corporation (PERC). (It is to PERC that the Transfer Station sends solid waste for incineration.)
The ad hoc committee focused its time and energy on drafting a new ordinance, which Waldoboro's voters approved in June, 2012. The new ordinance, the Waldoboro Solid Waste Disposal and Required Recycling Ordinance, took effect on August 17, 2012 along with the Municipal Services Agreement, which governs the solid waste disposal arrangements among Waldoboro, Friendship and Cushing. The new ordinance, in effect, terminated the ad hoc committee and called for the creation of a permanent Transfer Station Committee.
The Transfer Station Committee meets on the Second Thursday of each month at the Waldoboro Municipal Building. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are public, and the citizens of Waldoboro, Friendship, and Cushing are encouraged to attend.
By ordinance, the Transfer Station Committee is comprised of seven seats. Current members of the Transfer Station Committee are:
- Ron Miller, Selectman (Waldoboro)
- Martha Marchut, Selectman (Cushing)
- Randy Robbins, Resident (Cushing)
- Liz Dinsmore, Secretary and Select Woman (Friendship)
- John E. Meyn, Resident (Friendship)
- Wayne Luce, Waste Hauler (Waldoboro)
Alternates for the Transfer Station Committee
- Ted Wooster (Waldoboro)
- Abden Simmons (Waldoboro)
- Monika Magee, (Cushing)
- Davin Robinson (Friendship)
Waldoboro's Director of Public Works and the Waldoboro Transfer Station Manager are required, by ordinance, to attend all Transfer Station Committee meetings.
Lincoln County Television (Channel 7) airs pre-recorded Transfer Station Committee meetings. Please consult LCTV's schedule for times.
- Website: www.lctv.org
- Phone: 207-563-6338