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Judge rules county can go ahead with landfill moratorium

YORK — A judge has ruled that York County can have a moratorium on landfills.

Judge John Hayes turned down a request by the city of RockHill and Griffin Brothers Co.'s for an injunction against the county, which had put a 60-day halt to any new landfills while it developed a new solid waste plan. The city questioned the legality of the moratorium.

In two concisely written orders, Hayes said the court could not restrain thecounty's legislative power.

In a three-hour hearing Wednesday afternoon, Rock Hill and the company'sattorneys asked for an injunction to prevent the county from adopting the newsolid waste plan and from enforcing a moratorium on landfills.

See Friday's Herald for full details.