Sludge Resolution, November 5, 2003


A resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Wilma Township, Pine County, Minnesota, November 5, 2003

Whereas in January, 2003, the Pine County Board of Commissioners lifted the twelve-year ban on the importation and spreading of sludge (biosolids as a byproduct of municipal wastewater treatment plants) in Pine County and,

Whereas the safety of sludge in the Wilma Township watersheds has not been demonstrated or proved and,

Whereas the possibility exists of permanent contamination from sludge with mercury or cadmium, endangering the health and safety of Wilma Township residents,

Be it therefore resolved that:  No sludge shall be imported, stored, or spread in any part of Wilma Township, Pine County, Minnesota.

The Board of Supervisors of the Town of Wilma

Robert Skorczewski, Chairman

Gary Vink, Supervisor

Randy Michel, Supervisor