Friday, June 14, 2013

Moratorium puts plans for asphalt plant on hold

WESTERLY — A nine-month moratorium on the acceptance of new applications for industrial or commercial projects within close proximity to public water wells and other sources of the town’s water supply is in place following a unanimous vote Thursday by the Town Council.

The moratorium was the council’s response to the hundreds of Westerly and Pawcatuck residents who asked in person and through a 240-name petition for the town to intervene and block Cherenzia Companies plans for a 300-ton per hour asphalt plant at the end of White Rock Road on land that the company currently uses for a sand and gravel operation.

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