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Some members of the Minooka Village Board of Trustees this week say they would not support the pitch made by Homewood Disposal Service to bring a transfer station for waste consolidation to town. 

During their meeting on Tuesday, officials gave their input on a recent presentation highlighting the company’s proposal. The transfer station, if approved, would allow Homewood Disposal Service to promote efficiency in consolidating waste. 

The company has similar facilities set up in Glenview, Batavia, Round Lake Park and Plano. Trustee Dennis Martin had this to say.

Trustee Barry Thompson echoed that sentiment, saying he doesn’t believe he would support the proposal unless a tour of the company’s Plano location changes his view. 

Village Administrator Dan Duffy wanted it to be clear that Homewood Disposal Service’s presentation to members of the village board does not indicate that a transfer station is coming to Minooka.

 Homewood Disposal Service has not narrowed in on a specific location to set up shop in town.

Also at the meeting, officials approved the village’s urban forestry management plan. 

The initiative is part of a grant program put on by the Morton Arboretum to help communities in diversifying their tree plantings. The village was also required to establish a forestry commission, which it did last month.  

Duffy spoke of what’s next for the village and its plans for urban forestry management.

The village completed a survey of its trees last year, which Duffy said showed there is room for diversification in plantings.