NOTE 2: Sorry but my connection was bad and I was unable to post last night. Video footage from Monday's meeting and last night's Planning Commission meeting will be posted shortly
Common Council chambers: 12.17.07. Photo by ctblogger
Tomorrow begins the next battle in the never-ending battle in Danbury residents and what many consider to be irresponsible development.
In this case, instead of condos, residents are fighting against Joseph Putnam's (owner of Putnam Automotive) plan to build a transfer station/volume reduction plant on Plumtrees Rd. The project has already passed the EIC and is scheduled to be presenting at tomorrow night's Planning Commission meeting.
This will be an ongoing thread that will cover everything surrounding this land use battle that has the entire 4th Ward in an uproar.
I attended several meetings where the topic of the transfer station came up and I attended last night's town hall meeting Tom Saadi arranged between the residents and Mr. Putnam.
Since it will take a little while to post all the video footage, to get a sense on just how volatile things became at the meeting, here's a small video clip between Putnam and a resident he offended.
AGAIN THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD and I'll update this post with more information surrounding the transfer station including complete video footage from last night's meeting as well as remarks over the transfer station at last month's 4th Ward Town Hall Meeting at the Catholic War Veterans.
If you're from the 4th ward and would like to comment on this project, please email me at email@example.com OR drop a line in the comments and I'll post your remarks to this post.
NOTE: In a RARE move for The News-Times, Eugene Driscoll is doing a great job covering the story. You can read up on the community's opposition to the development by clicking here as well as read his write-up on last night's meeting by clicking here.
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Transfer Station Public Forum
From Monday night, here's video footage of the Transfer Station public forum in it's entirety. Due to the size of the video, I broken the file into four sections.
PART 1 of 4: runtime aprox. 30 min.
UPDATE: The uploading of the video footage is taking longer than expected. Sorry for the delay...
PART 2 of 4: runtime aprox. 35 min.
PART 3 of 4: runtime aprox. 35 min.
PART 4 of 4: runtime aprox. 30 min.