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County buys land to buffer decommissioned landfill in Swepsonville

Alamance County’s commissioners have unanimously voted to purchase an acre of land to provide additional buffering for the county’s decommissioned landfill near Swepsonville.

Last month, the commissioners went behind closed doors to discuss the county’s acquisition of this property at 3410 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road from the Hebblethwaite Living Trust. On Monday, the commissioners made this transaction official by voting in open session to purchase the property for its current tax value of $79,684.

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Entrance, now closed, to the former landfill in Swepsonville, off Alfred and Swepsonville-Saxapahaw roads.

In explaining the reason for this outlay, Alamance County’s manager Heidi York acknowledged that the county has no immediate plans for the property, which is currently occupied by a 92-year-old single-family home.

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“We are simply trying to be proactive about creating a buffer for future generations,” York elaborated before Monday’s 5-0 decision.

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