Eric Merklein wants to share his opinion as well as urge everyone to attend the Planning Board Meeting tomorrow night. Even if Mr. Ruggiero may not be there, it would seem that concerned citizens should attend – Lil
The Ruggiero Trash situation is going to be a big item at tomorrow’s Planning Board meeting – Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 pm.
The Planning Board has received yet another request to postpone tomorrows hearing until next month.
This is the second time that this has happened, and many of us believe that the request for continuance should be denied. It is quite possible that Ruggiero’s attorney Tom Hanna will use this additional time to bring this matter to the NH Superior court before a decision is made.
It is my understanding that the Planning Board has the following options:
1- The Board can accept the request for a continuance and kick the can down the road until January.
2- The Board can reject the request and have an open hearing tomorrow.
If the Board does have the hearing as scheduled, they can accept the site plan as submitted and let them go to Zoning, OR they can deny the application.
By State regulation there is a time limit on this matter, and that time is now.
PLEASE NOTE: It is public record that the plans as submitted to the Board are NOT COMPLETE, and the denial can be based solely on that fact.
Even if new plans have been submitted in the last week or two, there is NO time to review the new plans with any inelegant understanding of the new plans, and there is NO time to submit the new plans to another state agency for a third party review.
I believe that this is a bad project for Walpole and will have an enormous impact on the abutters to the location (chemical sprays at the very least).
This company has blatantly violated our ordinances, and will be more than happy to pay their attorney to take your town to court in order to force this project on to our backs – so they can haul trash from Mass. into Walpole for processing.
Please stand up for our town and attend tomorrow’s planning Board meeting.