A public hearing on the proposed expansion at the Advanced Disposal Services Landfill will be held at Mayville City Hall from April 29 to May 3, by the State of Wisconsin Division of Hearings and Appeals.
The City of Mayville petitioned for the contested case hearing in early January, as well as the Gohr Group, which consists of six or more citizens, having done so during the public comment period regarding the proposed expansion.
The hearing will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 29, and the floor will open to the public from 3-8 p.m. The evidentiary portion of the hearing (a formal examination of charges by the receiving of testimony from interested persons, and receiving evidence in support or in defense) will begin on Tuesday, April 30, at 9 a.m., ending at 4:30 p.m.
Interested members of the public who did not have an opportunity to participate in the hearing on Monday, may do so at or before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, following the evidentiary portion of the hearing. According to the notice, the hearing is not anticipated to last beyond Wednesday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “However, the entire week is available as necessary for either the evidentiary portion or public participation,” per the notice.
The state division advises that members of the public wishing to participate after Tuesday evening should arrive at the start of the hearing on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to receiver further instructions regarding public participation for that day.
Some of the testimony has been pre-filed; that is, depositions that have been taken in advance and presented in written form, and that testimony will be subject to cross examination at the hearing. The written portion of the advance testimony is available for viewing at the Horicon and Mayville Public Libraries.
The public is advised that hearing procedures relating will closely resemble that normally followed at a court hearing. All parties are advised that they have the right to seek the aid and assistance of legal counsel and to be represented by legal counsel at the hearing.