Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Site-Ready lawyers struck a deal with Tiverton officials last week and said it would stop receiving recyclables from Fall River.
Site-Ready Materials lawyers told Tiverton officials the company would stop receiving single-stream recyclables from Fall River during a hearing on Friday in Newport County Superior Court. The town levied a complaint against Site-Ready Materials on Monday, Feb. 25 allegeing that the Eagleville Road company was engaging in trash recycling and transfer, quarrying, and the composting of yard waste without the proper permits and in violation of town zoning ordinances. After Site-Ready conceded on the recycling, lawyers for Tiverton said the town would no longer pursue a restraining order against alleged quarrying on the company’s Eagleville Road property, reports the Fall River Herald. Site-Ready agreed to discontinue the recycling transfer …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A lawsuit filed on Monday by the town of Tiverton against Site-Ready Materials accuses the Eagleville Road company of conducting commercial activities in violation of town ordinance.
The Town of Tiverton filed a lawsuit Monday in Newport County Superior Court against the recently controversial Site-Ready Materials, seeking to permanently stop and penalize alleged violations of town zoning ordinances, reports The Sakonnet Times. In the lawsuit, the town claims that Site-Ready is engaging in trash recycling and transfer, quarrying, and the composting of yard waste, constituting "a threat to public health, safety, and the general welfare of the citizens of the Town of Tiverton.” Tiverton requires permits for waste transfer, recycling and composting, however Site-Ready never applied for them. Any quarrying or blasting is explicitly prohibited in Tiverton ordinances. Site-Ready came under the scruity of residents and local …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Stafford Pond, one of Tiverton's drinking water resources, is under threat of pollution from hazardous activities allowed there by the state.
Stafford Pond, one of Tiverton's drinking water sources, could be in danger of contamination from fishing tournaments and seaplane landings that the state allows there, according to Tiverton officials. On Wednesday night, the Tiverton Conservation Commission held a workshop on drinking water protection at Stafford Pond to determine threats and configure a plan to take action, the Providence Journal and The Newport Daily News report. The commission's chairman, Thomas Ramotowski, is concerned that gasoline and oil from the state-sponsored fishing competitions could pollute the pond's waters. In a past Planning Board meeting, Ramotowski said gasoline and oil cannot be properly filtered during the purification process. Invasive species …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The City of Fall River is currently trucking in appoximately 8,000 tons of yard waste and single-stream recycling annually to Site-Ready Materials on Eagleville Road in Tiverton, reports the Sakonnet Times.
The City of Fall River is currently trucking all collected yard waste and single-stream recyclables to Site-Ready Materials on Eagleville Road, according to a Sakonnet Times article. Site-Ready owner Marcello Louro submitted an application for the expansion of their facility located at 322 Eagleville Road in April of 2012. The renovations would increase recycling and other waste materials processing capabilities at the transfer station. According to the Sakonnet Times article, Fall River trucks approximately 3,000 tons per year of yard waste and between 4,800-6,000 tons of single stream recycling. It is unclear, after a Jan. 8 Tiverton Planning Board meeting where the Site-Ready application was discussed, whether recycling is a …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Tiverton Planning Board will discuss the findings of a traffic study that aimed to gauge the impact an expansion of the Eagleville Road waste processing facility would have on the area.
Site-Ready Materials will present the findings of a traffic study to the Tiverton Planning Board tonight and discuss the impact of an expansion on the area's infrastructure. Neighbors are uniformly opposed an expansion at the Eagleville Road waste processing facility, citing smells, noise, litter and increased traffic as major deterrents. Site-Ready Materials is seeking master plan approval of an expansion that includes the construction of two 25,000 square foot buildings that would process up to 1,500 tons of recyclables, municipal solid waste, and construction and demolition debris daily. According to the Site-Ready Material's application for expansion, about 740 trucks would travel to and from the site everyday via Fish and Stafford …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Eagleville Road resident Kielty Pelletier urges Tiverton residents to stand up against the expansion of Site Ready Materials, a waste processing facility in the neighborhood.
Friday, January 4
Letter to the Editor: Many of you are not aware of the potential danger lurking right now in the planning board meetings at the Town Hall. There have been numerous meetings recently that include the proposal for a transfer station in town. Site Ready Materials, located on Eagleville Road, is seeking the approval to construct two 25,000 sq ft buildings for the purpose of processing single-stream recyclables and to transfer construction and demolition debris, recyclables and solid municipal waste. In other words, they want to be a storage dump for household garbage coming in from Fall River and other surrounding communities. Site Ready estimates that 340 trucks per day would be traveling down Eagleville Road (as well as Stafford or Fish…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Engineers discussed safeguards that would protect Site-Ready's Eagleville Road location from contaminants if the transfer station is approved. The company will return before the Planning Board on Jan. 8 to discuss the findings of its traffic study.
Almost two hours of discussion on environmental safeguards that would protect Eagleville Road properties and the town's reservoir watershed area from contamination if Site-Ready Materials' transfer facility is approved did little to quell residents' opposition to the proposed expansion on Tuesday night. The Tiverton Planning Board heard from Site-Ready lawyers and engineers who described conceptual facility designs that would contain pollution on site and be subject to stringent approval and maintenance guidelines by the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM). "Our biggest concern is the pollution," said Jeff Nagle, of 330 South Christopher Ave. "Our concern is it getting into our water supply. So when you mentioned that you …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Tiverton-based waste management facility will address environmental concerns over its proposed expansion in hopes to minimize public backlash.
Representatives from Site-Ready Materials, a waste management facility on Eagleville Road in Tiverton, will appear before the Tiverton Planning Board tonight at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. Tiverton residents oppose the large-scale expansion that will transform Site-Ready from a construction materials provider and composting facility into a solid waste processing facility. According to former Town Council member David Nelson, the proposed development of the property is expected to bring an additional $15,000 to the property tax rolls. Residents argued at two recent Town Council meetings that this increase to the tax rolls was insufficient for the environmental concerns and disruption to their nighborhood that the expansion would generate. "…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
About a dozen residents left the Town Council meeting on Monday night after council President Jay J. Lambert lost his temper during a discussion about Site-Ready Materials.
Conversation about an Eagleville Road business under investigation by the town for possible zoning violations quickly turned into a shouting match at Monday night's Town Council meeting, illustrating the frustration of residents and officials alike. All the council would tell a group of outspoken neighbors about Site-Ready Materials, the waste management facility on Eagleville Road, was that it was seeking a warrant to gain access to the property. The town's code enforcer, Gareth Eames, was denied access to the property on several instances this ySite-Ready Materials is also seeking to significantly expand its operations and is engaged in hearings before the Planning Board. "We have not gained access to [the property] as of yet," reported…