VB asphalt plant receives positive recommendation

Van Buren board members plan to vote on a zone change for the proposed Spano asphalt plant during the 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 board meeting. The board will listen to resident comments during a public hearing held at the beginning of the meeting.

Spano has proposed a 20-acre plant within a 42-acre parcel along Van Buren Road at the site of a former rock quarry. Since originally proposing the plant, Spano has requested an increase in the number of trucks.

The town's planning board reviewed the proposed project and determined there are no significant environmental impacts that can't be mitigated, according to town engineer Jim Billings. He added that Spano has conducted traffic, air, noise and visual studies regarding the proposed plant including a second traffic study, which takes the increased number of trucks into consideration. The study projects the intersection of Jones and Van Buren roads, which can accommodate the increased traffic flow, to be most affected.

Speed limit reduction

Van Buren residents have requested a speed reduction from 55 mph to 35 mph along Pottery Road from the Camillus town border to Herman Road for safety reasons. The Van Buren board forwarded the request to the New York State Department of Transportation to review.

VB board meeting rescheduled

Due to the election, the regular meeting of the Van Buren town board has been rescheduled from Tuesday Nov. 4 to Wednesday Nov. 5 at the town hall, 7575 Van Buren Road in Baldwinsville. The town hall will be used as a polling place Election Day.

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