The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has scheduled a pre-hearing status conference about a proposed waste transfer station on Plumtrees Road in Danbury. The status conference will be in Hartford on the 22nd.
City Councilman Tom Saadi says Joseph Putnam has applied to build where the Danbury Planning Commission previously rejected his proposal.
The station would be near hundreds of condominiums and single family homes. Saadi says noise and odor issues still exist in the area, but it's significantly better than it was. The landfill has been capped and closed, the emissions station has been closed and permits for a fertilizer and waste processing facility were denied.
Saadi says a waste transfer station would be a step backwards. It would bring noise, traffic, odor, lights, and vibrations.
Saadi and others are calling for a public hearing on the issue in the Danbury area.