The document signed Monday by agency Director Craig Butler indicates the orders need to be taken – depending on the action - either by or before Dec. 22.
The lack of established deadlines and communications have been sore spots for Moraine City Manager David Hicks. When the odors started in late April Hicks said there was no prior notice given to neighboring communities despite ample time to provide it.
Hicks also said he was told by Stony Hollow officials that the odors were temporary and the issues causing them would be resolved in a matter of weeks.
Since that time:
- Two sewer overflows in October near the landfill were accompanied by "noxious" odors which led to more than a dozen cleanup crews to seek medical attention. Dayton ordered the landfill to stop discharging waste into the city's system and an investigation is ongoing, the city indicated Friday.
- The Montgomery County Solid Waste Advisory Committee - which represents more than 20 jurisdictions - voted Nov. 16 to ask the solid waste district to "determine alternative options for waste disposal that are economically and environmentally responsible." The vote came after Hicks asked the board to have the county stop taking waste to Stony Hollow until the odor issue is resolved.
Meanwhile, a contractor the city of Dayton hired has finished cleaning the sanitary sewer where blockages caused the October overflows, said city Spokeswoman Toni Bankston.
“Once a cause is determined, the city will evaluate a plan from the landfill to…..mitigate future buildups within the sanitary collection system. This will include an ongoing testing schedule,” she stated in an email.