Two Danbury officials have submitted a petition to the City Council in opposition to the proposed Plumtrees Road Waste Transfer Station.
A permit was granted by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in November to MSW Associates, LLC and Joseph Putnam.
City Councilmen Tom Saadi and John Esposito collected more than a thouasnd signatures of Danbury residents urging City officials to continue supporting decisions by the Danbury Zoning and Planning Commissions. Saadi says the fight is not about just one neighborhood, but about the right of Danbury to uphold reasonable land use laws. He believes the previous denials balance the interests of neighborhoods and responsible businesses and the right not to have onerous and irresponsible projects forced on the City.
A similar project was first proposed about a decade ago. The Danbury Planning Commission issued a denial in 2007 to construct a smaller waste transfer station at that site. A superior court judge upheld that earlier denial for a special exception.