NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - Collier County says North Naples is long overdue for a recycling drop off station.
Months ago, the county picked a site on Santa Barbara Boulevard, but neighbors complained so the county went back to the drawing board. Now, round two with a new site, but the same complaints.
"How much additional noise, what are the hours of operation, will the building be lighted?"
Those are just some of the questions Pelican Marsh Foundation member, Don Hill, wants answered about the new recycling collection center. The county's plans are for the center to be built at the Collier Wastewater Treatment Center on Goodlette-Frank Road. But, there's another big question residents of that community want to know.
"People who are currently living in Pelican Marsh, will they be able to see this new industrial building," Hill asks.
Directly across from the proposed site is a berm. It's the only thing separating the new center and some of Pelican Marsh's most expensive homes.
The county says residents may have to wrong idea. The new recycling center will look similar to the one on Marco Island; clean, odorless and no taller than two stories. Not like the more industrial recycling center near the Naples Airport.
But Hill says this project still stinks, "at this point we're asking that the board of county commissioners table it."
Hill may want commissioners to hold off because many Pelican Marsh residents are snowbirds and aren't here to know what's going on and voice their opinion.
Other concerns at the meeting had to do with cost, usage and environmental issues.
Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the final location July 27th.