Former Chief Town Planner Leonard Lenny St Hill is dead. He was 86.
The outspoken St Hill reportedly took ill while attending a function over the weekend and subsequently passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
In paying tribute to the St Lucian-born civil engineer, founder and owner of Jose Y Jose Liquid and Solid Waste Management Inc and Recycle Barbados, Anderson Fat Child Cherry said he was saddened by St Hill’s passing.
Cherry said St Hill was his consultant on town planning matters.
“I was saddened when I heard the news of Mr St Hill’s passing. Mr St Hill was a very knowledgeable man and he made a very significant contribution to the country in town planning matters,” Cherry said.
The prominent waste hauler and recycling advocate added that he benefited greatly from St Hill’s expertise while he worked for Barbados Recycling during the past several months.
St Hill was long retired, but he remained outspoken on planning issues, and was one of the people who had weighed in on Government’s controversial agreement with Cahill Energy to build a waste to energy plant in St Thomas.
The former town planner had said that the plant would come to naught because it had no legal standing. Government has since discontinued the project.