Bethel wood recycling hearing pushed due to large turnout
BETHEL — Turnout at a meeting to discuss a plan to expand a wood recycling facility was so large the hearing had to be pushed to next month.
The Planning and Zoning Commission postponed the hearing to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the general purpose room. The original hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday evening in a smaller room.
Beth Cavagna, town planner, said between 60 to 70 residents came to the meeting, flowing into the hallway.
“Due to statutory requirements, no one spoke in order to preserve the integrity of the public hearing process,” she said.
All Regional Recyclers of Wood has proposed constructing a nearly 8,000-square-foot building on its 104 Wooster St. property to sort and receive recycling materials. The existing office would be moved next to a new truck scale that would be installed, according to plans submitted to the town.
Some residents have said they are worried the expansion would hurt the image of the downtown area, among other concerns.