Town of Reading Board to Meet Wednesday PM

The Town of Reading’s Town Board will be having its regularly scheduled monthly meeting TONIGHT! Wednesday, August 10th at 7:30. Attending this meeting is important, because on June 16th, our PhD Chemical Engineer was not permitted to present his findings to the Town’s Planning Board, and as such, we sent a letter to Town Supervisor Marvin Switzer requesting that the Board consider allowing us to return with our engineer. We believe that at this Wednesday’s meeting, they will discuss whether or not we can do so. Please attend this meeting and respectfully request that they consider our letter and allow the public to be heard. Additionally, The Schuyler County Planning Commission will hold its monthly meeting TOMORROW!Thursday, August 11th at 7:00pm at the Schuyler County Human Services Complex, Room 120 in Montour Falls. This meeting is important because in October of 2009, the Planning Commission held a meeting with Inergy LP representatives, and made a motion to: “recommend approval of referral #09-006 to the Town of Reading Planning Board”, indicating that the proposed gas storage and transport facility would have “no significant county-wide or inter-community impact.” It is important to attend this meeting, and respectfully request that the Planning Commission reverse this decision in light of new findings: increased truck traffic (4 diesel trucks per hour, each way to the facility= 8 additional trucks per hour, carrying highly explosive Liquefied Petroleum Gas on our roads), and the negative impact this, among other things, will have on our quality of life, our health, our safety, on the tourism and wine industry, etc. -throughout Schuyler County and beyond- with no real significant economic benefit. Furthermore, we believe that this approval vote may have been made prematurely, since the SEQR process through the DEC has not yet been completed. Please try to attend both very important meetings, and remember, we urge you to be respectful in your communications with these decision-makers! Press Release from Gas Free Seneca

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