A proposed fly ash transfer facility in Milton is no longer on the agenda after a controversial Milton Borough Council meeting Wednesday night.
Applicant, David Damaghi of Milton LLC, withdrew his application for a fly ash facility on ACF Industries property at a Conditional Use Hearing at Milton Borough Council.
Damagi has also applied for other uses for the facility, including a bus terminal and solar panel distribution center.
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The decision to withdraw was made after Milton Borough Code Officer Doug Diehl noted the restrictions from the DEP. [fly ash] Use of the site at this location is not permitted,” Deal said.
After numerous discussions about accountability for potential environmental damage, Damagi agreed to withdraw.
McCormick Law Firm attorney J. Michael Wiley provided the community’s position on the issue. “The community as a whole expects to see success in positive applications. But I think the concern here is the nature of this particular application,” Wiley said, referring to the fly ash facility. Told.
Many members of the public were present and poised to have a say in the fly ash facility application. However, Damagi withdrew his application before his public comments on the item were published.
A previous public comment on the bus terminal, which expressed concerns about the fly ash facility, was redirected. The comment was only intended to refer to the bus application at the time.
Local business owners Nicole Will and Jeremy Gordon (The Two Owls) said of the decision to exit:Interested in business and job creation, but not at the expense of community health. We hope that other companies will emerge that are interested in investing in Milton and bringing something of value to this community. ”
“Mr Damagi said he wanted this facility to be in the heart of Milton. I think it’s going to be great.”
The Borough Council will have up to 45 days to make a decision on the remaining applications.