Burrtec had considered locating the materials recovery facility, also called a MRF, at the former Keysor Century property across from the Saugus Cafe, but Metrolink’s objections to the trash trucks that would be crossing the nearby train tracks scuttled that plan. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The 55-foot-tall facility, planned on the eastern end of the property, would sort residential and commercial trash. Nonrecyclables would be separated from reusable materials and transported elsewhere. An education center, a buyback area and a secondhand shop would be located on the premises. The recycling area could process up to 2,000 tons of materials each day. Processing operations would take place inside the building. Mark Gates, who owns the 508-acre industrial development, said the commissioner’s approval of Burrtec’s permit would allow him to proceed with grading and storm drain plans, sewer annexation, a wetlands review, a water service agreement and other formalities. “We have been proceeding full steam ahead on those items, assuming the Planning Commission approves the (permit) and assuming there are no hiccups as a result of the court of appeal decision,” Gates said. The Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment was among the plaintiffs in the suit, which claims city officials miscalculated when they approved the project’s environmental impact report. If the court finds fault with the environmental document, Gates would need to make the necessary modifications, which could delay his project. Gates could not provide a timeline, but said the next step after finalizing the paperwork would be building the infrastructure. SANTA CLARITA – A state-of-the-art recycling facility that has gone through fits and starts to find a suitable home finally is set for review Tuesday by the city Planning Commission. Burrtec Waste Industries will be seeking a permit to build a 178,200-square-foot building in the proposed Gate King Industrial Park on Sierra Highway south of San Fernando Road. “There is nothing that prevents us from proceeding with that action,” said Lisa Hardy, the city’s planning manager. The recycling facility would be the first business to set up shop in the planned industrial park. The Gate King project is in litigation, but because local officials have approved the park and no court order has been issued to prevent the project from moving forward, Burrtec is forging ahead.
Governor Kim Reynolds became the first woman to deliver Iowa’s “Condition of the State” address to the legislature in Des Moines Tuesday:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CONDITION.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..dare to dream. ;25Reynolds also mentioned the “Me Too” movement, praising women who have found the courage to report sexual harassment:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CONDITION2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..it must stop. :16The governor says she wants to modernize Iowa’s tax code by reducing individual taxes and eliminate the deduction of federal taxes from Iowa tax returns.She says otherwise federal tax code changes would result in Iowans paying higher taxes in the state:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CONDITION3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………small businesses. :19The governor called for a one and a half per cent boost in public school spending plus an additional $35-million dollars to use as schools wish.She also hopes for a water quality bill to be passedThe Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature faces a roughly $37 million budget shortfall in the current $7.2 billion state budget.audio courtesy IPTVfile photo