Belton City Council Passes Resolution in Opposition of Landfill
Published on February 02, 2023
The Belton City Council unanimously passed a resolution in opposition of any landfill located near Belton or neighboring communities on Tuesday, January 31.
The resolution is in response to a private developer pursuing a potential landfill in Kansas City, Missouri on the border of Raymore and Lee’s Summit, that would occupy approximately 960 acres located within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri.
“The proposed location of this development would negatively impact the residential and economic quality of life in northern Cass County, including the City of Belton,” said Joe Warren, city manager.
Warren said the Council was aware a landfill will be needed to serve the Kansas City metropolitan area at some point in the future, however, any attempt to do so should be undertaken only after full engagement of the entire metropolitan community including impacted counties, cities, residents, and stakeholders.
“This is a regional issue,” Warren said. “It should be studied as such with input from stakeholders with any decisions based on the nearest consensus of data, need, impact and efficiencies.”
The resolution instructs city staff to support efforts currently led by the City of Raymore to actively oppose the development and construction of such landfill without any due process afforded to the stakeholders who will be impacted. Click here to read Resolution 2023-05.