Dalipe addresses sanitary landfill concerns

Mayor John Dalipe Monday morning led a joint executive-legislative inspection of the Sanitary Landfill Cell 3 project which is ongoing construction inside the 10-hectare SLF compound in barangay Salaan.

This, as Dalipe has directed City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr. Rey Gonzales to exert extra efforts to fully implement the solid waste management program based on Ordinance 194 which amended Ordinance 2016-176.

Based on the briefing by the City Engineer’s Office, the construction of SLF Cell 3 is undertaken by a private contractor and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. SLF Cell 2, which is currently on use, is expected to be closed by end of the year based on the design.

Mayor Dalipe addressed several issues during the inspection, as he directed City Engineer Christopher Navarro to find ways and means to improve the existing road as well as to open more roads for use of the city government trucks.

And to address other SLF concerns , the mayor also pledged to include in the budget the purchase of heavy equipment specifically excavator and bulldozer to replace the current old and depreciating units.

The ocular inspection Monday was prompted by a Council resolution authored by Councilor Fred Atilano seeking information on the status of the project. Joining the mayor during the visit were Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja, Councilors Jimmy Villaflores, Al Jihan Edding, Joey Santos, Atilano, Vino Guingona, Dan Toribio, Joel Esteban and James Siason and Engineers Navarro and Gonzales as well as the barangay chairpersons of Salaan and Pasobolong.  (Sheila Covarrubias)