Whidbury Island, Rhode Island’s cat island population is expected to double in the next few years as residents move to the island in hopes of saving it from becoming a landfill.
The island has been at the centre of a long-running controversy over the potential environmental impact of the island’s landfill.
Residents who want to move have been complaining about a smell and health effects from the landfill’s fumes.
A new community plan says the island will become a “green space” that would allow for people to come and enjoy nature and socialize.
Residents will be able to take advantage of the community’s outdoor activities and outdoor living areas.
The plan says residents will have a variety of recreational activities to get out and explore.
Residents have been meeting in a community council, and the community council is working to draft a community plan for Whidbeys island.
The mayor of Whidbecay said residents have been working hard to build trust in the community and to help them with their plan.
“They are working to build that trust, and I think that will help them in the long run,” Mayor Michael Ruhn said.
He said residents will be allowed to move out of the area if they don’t like what’s happening there.
He added the plan will also address the issue of litter, and will include more than a dozen initiatives to help prevent litter and reduce its impact on the environment.
Residents are required to keep their pets on the island and to get a license for them.
The city has not yet decided how many people will be relocated to Whidby Islands island, but it will have about 500 residents.