STOPTHEPIT

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Issues at Hand:

Protect our region’s health and safety!
Speak out against the gravel pit!
Help us pack the hearing room at tonight’s hearing!
Write a letter to the Hamden PZC!

Please plan to attend a public hearing before
Hamden’s Planning and Zoning Commission
Tonight, Tues., 10/10, at 7 p.m.
At Hamden’s old Town Hall (corner of Dixwell & Whitney)
regarding the proposed creation of a
GRAVEL PIT – MINING OPERATION
at 4246 (rear) and 4280 Whitney Avenue, Hamden
(between Whitney Court and Bittersweet Lane)

Applicant proposes to remove 250,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel over two years. Approximately 64 round-trip truck trips per day from the site. Access will be via Whitney Avenue, both northbound and southbound. Application materials indicate that approximately 8 truckloads of fill will be removed every hour, 8 am–5 pm, for a minimum of 255 days.

Among our concerns:
health (dust and fumes; impact on public water supply);
noise (from excavation and trucks);
safety (increased traffic, including heavy trucks);
impact on area’s water supply, wetlands, vegetation;
harmony and appropriateness of site use in relation to the general area and adjacent properties (a gravel pit in a residential zone that includes four parks: Farmington Canal, Brooksvale, Christian Rendeiro Park, and Sleeping Giant)
nature and intensity of use (disturbance of over 15 acres of land; two years of heavy-duty trucking; increased traffic on Whitney Avenue).

Please attend to ask questions and express your views!
For more information, please contact Sarah and Gus at 248-8181
or Gail and Jim at 288-6648.

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