CN9634 wrote:They quoted 4 cars and 10 or so trucks a day. The application is already in and been preliminary approved.
The Searsport selectmen granted Grimmel a permit, but the planning board will be having another hearing on 02/09. (That will be the third time it's come before the planning board.) The Penobscot Bay Blog <http://penobscotbay.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... 21615.html
> says company reps got "grilled" at the 01/26 hearing. J hadn't seen this article about the first (01/12) hearing until just now:
The Searsport Planning Board on Monday heard two descriptions of a proposal by Topsham-based Grimmell [sic] Industries Inc. to create a scrap metal staging area at Mack Point marine terminal. Company representatives painted a picture of pristine, softball-sized pieces of shredded steel shuttled discreetly to an area out of reach of public disturbance. Opponents who attended the public hearing at Union Hall anticipated a convoy of trucks fumbling steel pieces sharp enough to slash tires and laden with toxic residue onto town roads en route to a location beyond the reach of oversight.
Read more at <http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/sear ... tion/46515
Previous news articles that I've seen quoted Grimmel's general manager, Tim Garrity, as saying materials would be trucked in. If the drawing at the top of the article above is accurate, the spot looks close to the tracks but maybe not "close enough" for rail to be used.
Maybe the guy who was predicting that allowing the facility to be there would lead to "a gradual but steady increase in thefts of all things metal" got told to cite a source or that, or go sit in the corner. <:rolleyes: smiley goes here>