Assemblymember Willy Dunne gave a report on the ordinance to the assembly: “There’s been an accumulation of brush at the Central Peninsula Landfill beyond anything that’s been seen in the past, likely to do people clearing for firewise programs around their house. There is roughly 2,000 tons of brush on site, more than the staff can handle.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough in cooperation with Evergreen Alaska, Inc. is currently burning approximately 2,000 tons of slash and woody debris at the Central Peninsula landfill. The burning started December 6 and will continue 24 hours per day until completely burned (weather permitting). The pile consists mostly of spruce trees damaged by the spruce bark beetle infestation. Open burning was not allowed during most of this summer; therefore, slash at the CPL was larger than usual. Property owners also continue to create defensible space around their homes in preparation of the wildfire season.The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed an ordinance to appropriate $150,000 to cover the cost of hiring a contractor to oversee and manage the burning of the brush coming into the Central Peninsula Landfill. The ordinance was brought to the assembly by Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce because “Solid Waste needs to eliminate the massive amount of brush already on site to allow room for the normal influx of slash”. Fall is typically the season people on the peninsula ordinarily clear slash from their property. The funds appropriated by this ordinance were utilized to cover the cost of hiring the contractor to oversee and manage the 24-hour round the clock burning of the brush coming into the CPL as well as other associated costs of the project.