Negotiations between the City of Richardson, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) and the Neighborhood Protection Alliance of Richardson (NPAR) have resulted in an agreement being reached regarding the planned improvements to the Lookout Drive Transfer Station. The agreement, to be signed by representatives from NTMWD, NPAR and the City of Richardson, is based on 16 protections originally outlined by the NPAR.
The Richardson City Council approved a resolution to sign the agreement during its regular meeting held on Monday, November 22, 2010. Further approval is being sought from the North Texas Municipal Water District and other groups representing various homeowners who live near the facility.
The neighboring community has created a representative group (NPAR) and partnered with the City of Richardson to negotiate with the NTMWD on several key issues identified by the community neighboring the facility. After more than a year of negotiations, a 16 point Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
has been agreed upon by the NPAR, North Texas Municipal Water District and City of Richardson.
The Lookout Drive Transfer Station, located at 1601 Lookout Drive, is one of three transfer stations owned, maintained, and operated by the NTMWD. The District uses the transfer stations as a transition point for solid waste, from which solid waste is transferred from smaller capacity vehicles to larger capacity trucks that haul refuse to a landfill. Age and use have made the reconstruction of the District’s current transfer station on Lookout Drive necessary.