Land records for that property will be required to include a notation of the landfill’s existence, Schain said. But DEEP has no rules that require any written notification for future owners of adjacent properties, including the new homes that will be part of Clearview Farm Preserve, of the landfill’s existence, he said.
Jewett declined comment when asked if neighbors planned to go to court to prevent work on the project from getting underway.
Plans for a smaller residential subdivision by Phil Bowman were resubmitted this summer and called for Bens’ heirs to retain ownership of the property where the landfill is located. Dennis Schain, a spokesman for DEEP, said agency officials “are still discussions with the family and the proposed developer on a closure plan.”
“It’s all dependent on what the site testing tells us,” he said.
The closure plan would include “financial assurances for monitoring the landfill and any additional work that might need to be done,” Schain said.