Public input sought on asphalt plant

Ballston Planning Board to hold public hearing on Oct. 24

— The asphalt plant would occupy approximately two of the 10 acres in the industrial park and be in operation for 150 days per year from mid April through mid November. The company estimates the factory would produce about 30,000 tons of asphalt every year.

“They have to haul the rock in, mix it and haul it out. It’s cumbersome,” said Doyle.

Doyle said his office has received comments from residents, and many have requested information from the town about the proposed plant through the Freedom of Information Law. He encouraged any residents with comments on the project to attend the public hearing.

“We’re anxious for people to know that it’s important for them to come to the meeting. … We are also accepting written comments until the 26th of October. That way if they can’t attend the meeting, there’s still two days for them to add their thoughts,” he said.

Doyle also added if the asphalt plant never comes to fruition, he could envision other uses in the industrial park.

“With the GlobalFoundries recent expansion plans, there are probably other businesses interested in locating there,” said Doyle.

He added that he is not aware of any such interested parties, and that if there were any they would go directly through Curtis Industrial Park management.

The public hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Ballston Town Hall.

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