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The City of Kelso is joining other entities in asking the Cowlitz County commissioners to delay a decision about partnering with a private company to operate Headquarters Landfill.

The Kelso City Council at its Tuesday meeting approved a letter asking for the delay. The letter asks the county to hold off landfill decisions until solid waste committees and private and public users of the landfill have a chance to review the “impacts and benefits of the proposed changes.”

The commissioners announced in early May that a Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting to review Republic Service’s proposal would take place by the end of the month. The county Public Works Department also expected to offer its own proposal to keep the landfill in its control within the next week, according to Public Works Director Mike Moss.

The City of Longview sent a nearly identical letter to the commissioners last week, and executives from Nippon Dynawave and Norpac sent a letter around the same time asking commissioners to pull out of negotiations with Republic entirely.

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