A Darien, Conn., Planning and Zoning Commission meeting was disrupted by a local resident who took the floor to protest a “potentially loud stone-crushing operation” that would take place at a transfer station, according to the Darien News. Although the site is currently used for the disposal of refuse asphalt, concrete, rock and dirt, Robert Steeger, director of public works, is hoping that the town will allow a private contractor to crush the 5,000 tons of material currently located at the site and remove it from the station.
D.J. Cavaliere of Cavaliere Industries said his equipment would be far quieter than the equipment used at other operations. In closing remarks, M. Reese Hutchison III, secretary of the Planning and Zoning Commission, stated, “It may be an imposition to some of the neighbors but it make sense outside of that.” No decision by the commission has been made as of yet.