The East Windsor Planning and Zoning is scheduled to discuss a proposal from the town to stockpile construction material at the public works facility.
The application for a special use permit has been discussed at previous meetings. Action on the proposal has been delayed as commission member seek additional information.
The commission meeting is at 7 p.m. in town hall.
The material is road millings provided to East Windsor free of charge, town officials have said. Public Works Director Leonard Norton told the planning and zoning commission in July that the material is used basic maintenance of town roads, parking lots, etc.
Residents have expressed concerns that material may have runoff that will get into their water wells. They have asked for opinions from the North Central Health District and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Norton said in July that he has water samples taken once or twice a year as part of a permit through state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for the maintenance facility. The water sample is taken by a third party/environmental company at the Town Garage and six other sites in town; he must then submit an annual report to DEEP, according to minutes from the July 24 meeting.
Norton said at the commission’s August 14 meeting that millings may be available every year but the receiving town must be within a specified radius of the work being done by the state. These millings were from repair of Route 5 and it was a perfect opportunity to get free material for road repairs for East Windsor.
Norton said the material is clean fill as defined by DEEP. If it were hazardous waste the way it’s handled would be regulated but it’s clean fill. He is before the commission because he was asked to get a permit for storage at the town garage as a contractor’s storage yard for all materials used for maintenance throughout town, the August 14 minutes say.