Citizens' group invites local officials to incinerator meetingIndependent Coalition of Concerned Cottage Grove Citizens hosting Monday open house to discuss 3M incinerator proposal
A group of Cottage Grove residents opposed to a 3M plan to burn third-party waste at its Cottage Grove incinerator will host a meeting Monday night to elicit more input from the public and local officials.
The Independent Coalition of Concerned Cottage Grove Citizens invited city officials, legislators and representatives from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to attend the 7:15 p.m. meeting Monday at Cottage Grove City Hall.
A representative from Decision Resources, the company that conducted a survey of Cottage Grove residents in January, will be present to answer questions regarding the poll. The survey showed Cottage Grove residents opposed 3M’s plan by an almost 2-to-1 margin.
Community leaders who have said they will attend are: State Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove; State Rep. Karla Bigham, DFL-Cottage Grove; State Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings; Washington County Commissioner Myra Peterson; Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey; Hastings Mayor Paul Hicks; Denmark Township Supervisor Jim Keller; Cottage Grove City Council members Jen Peterson and Justin Olsen; Minnesota Pollution Control Agency engineer Greg Kvaal; former Cottage Grove City Council member Rod Hale; and All Saints Lutheran Church Pastor Jules Erickson.