Ryan Scott Ottney
PDT Staff Writer
The village of New Boston announced Wednesday they will no longer allow clean fill dumping behind the West Avenue floodwall. Village Administrator Steve Hamilton said J&H Erectors, working for Infra-Metals, will be widening the road at the clean fill dump site to allow construction vehicles to transport steel beams and equipment to the Infra-Metals construction site.
The village used to allow people to dump clean fill, such as dirt and busted concrete, at the site.
“If you go down West Avenue and go through the floodgates by Pump Station 7. We’ve been taking clean fill there, but now there’s going to be no dumping whatsoever so tractor trailers can take 80- to 100-foot beams around that corner,” Hamilton said.
“They’ve got to cut a burm in the road … so when the tractor trailers turn in there, they won’t go over the side of the hill.”
Construction crews were supposed to have started widening the road Wednesday, but were delayed because of the weather. Hamilton said once they have completed construction of the new $13 million Infra-Metals steel service center, the village will still prohibit dumping at the site so Infra-Metals vehicles can continue to transport equipment to the facility.
“We’ve got (a dump site) that the village can take our stuff to, but all other outside people, all contractors, have to find another site,” Hamilton said, adding that he believed there was another clean fill dump site on Scherer’s Hollow.
Signs will be posted at the former dump site, and Hamilton said anyone caught dumping there will face a $500 fine and will be charged extra for the village to clean up. The area will be routinely patrolled by village police.
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