Montrose Residents Against Waste Facility

This online petition will be sent to the Cortlandt Town Board, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals. Anyone who has not yet signed to petition being circulated is invited to do so here. We have argued before the Zoning Board that the operations that are proposed for Montrose are NOT permitted, as defined by the Table of Permitted Uses within Town code. The operations are clearly defined as logging (see info and definitions below) -- but despite this, the Zoning Board has stated that they will vote 'yes' on April 15 that these operations are a permitted use. The Town Attorney wrote the Zoning Board that these uses are NOT permitted within the town, and they are still forging ahead with their planned vote. Sign this petition, attend the meeting below, and write the Board in your opposition to this industry operating within Montrose. Cortlandt Town Board Linda D. Puglisi, Supervisor 1 Heady Street Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 Emails: LindaP@TownofCortlandt.com FFarrell@TownofCortlandt.com AnnL@TownofCortlandt.com JohnS@TownofCortlandt.com RichardB@TownofCortlandt.com Town of Cortlandt Planning Board Steven Kessler, Chairman 1 Heady Street Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 Town of Cortlandt Zoning Board John Mattis, Chairman 1 Heady Street Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 Important Meeting Dates: Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 pm Planning Board public hearing This is where the residents may voice their opposition to this type of operation, and give their reasons why it does not belong in Montrose. Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 pm Town Board public hearing to have a one-year moratorium on composting, specialty contractor yards, and rock crushing operations. This is a very important meeting, as it will allow the Town to take the time to contemplate what effect these operations have on our community, and where they fit into Town code. Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 pm Zoning Board meeting The Zoning Board indicated at the March 18 meeting that they will vote to allow these operations within the Town. Information that has been given to other members: A copy of the application on file with the Planning Board is available if anyone wishes to read through it. The Planning Board has requested a written explanation of the process for the proposed use of composting leaves and processing wood waste on the site from start to finish including storage and processing in the windrow area, the mixing area, the tipping area, the tub grinder, the trommel screener and the mulch area, as well as submission of the manufacturer’s information and photos of equipment to be used on the site. The applicant has submitted only a few photos (seethe attached JPEGs, which were scanned from the application on file), but no manufacturer’s information. Similar equipment may be viewed at the sites listed below so you can see what will be in store for Montrose. Kobelco Hydraulic Excavator (Similar model as photo included in Planning Board application, but no specs given) http://www.youtube.com/watchv=YAglM0utanI McCloskey Trommel Screener (Sell sheet included in Planning Board application, but no specs given) http://www.youtube.com/watchv=tpXplq2Qz1E&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watchv=oA3SqbgwyJM&feature=related Compost Turner (No manufacturer or model given ) http://www.youtube.com/watchv=KWmQ8Yj8wYU&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watchv=FIX60mGtXpw&feature=related Tub Grinder (Similar model as photo included in Planning Board application, but again, no specs given) http://www.youtube.com/watchv=tH8jykWFfTY&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watchv=0QOF9Qh-6hU&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watchv=p5cMv-L_Xgk&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watchv=8Jjufewc4m8&feature=related http://youtube.com/watchv=EDfkNxhGKGw Composting has had a devastating affect when done in densely populated areas, from the volume and type of traffic, to the health affects,fire hazard, and destruction of the quality of life, especially for those in close proximity (within ½ mile). Below are newspaper articles describing how other communities (including within Westchester County) have fared with attempting to coexist with compost sites. Exporting Leaves, Importing Compost http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/nyregion/westchester/04compostwe.html_r=3&ref=westchesterLeaf Compost Producing A Public Outcry http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.htmlres=990CEEDB1631F931A15752C0A963958260 The Truck Stops Here http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.htmlres=9C06E7D81F3EF933A25752C1A9649C8B63 Nabe rips parkland compost20-acre Spring Creek site would bring odor, dust and disease, opponent http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2007/06/04/2007-06-04_nabe_rips_parkland_compost.html Helotes, TX: http://www.topix.com/forumsearch/city/helotes-txq=compost+fire&qb=Go http://www.ksat.com/news/10893510/detail.html http://www.ksat.com/news/10610773/detail.html Also, related websites: Town of Cortlandt Table of Permitted Uses (see page 3, Manufacturing, Lumber and wood products (SIC Sec. 24), except furniture and except logging, sawmills and planing mills) -- M1. This will be a LOGGING industry if you read the definitions. http://ecode360.com/documents/CO0244/CO0244-307b%20Table%20of%20Permitted%20Uses.pdf Town of Cortlandt/SIC and NAICS (for definitions): http://www.census.gov/epcd/naics02/SICN02DB.HTM#S24 http://www.census.gov/epcd/ec97sic/def/D2421.TXT http://www.census.gov/epcd/ec97sic/def/D2874.TXT http://www.census.gov/epcd/ec97sic/def/D241.TXT http://www.census.gov/epcd/naics02/def/ND113310.HTM http://www.census.gov/epcd/ec97brdg/E97B1321.HTM#321113

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This online petition is sponsored by the Montrose Residents Association, PO Box 30, Montrose NY 10548. Email us at montroseresidents@verizon.net

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