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In a letter to residents dated Friday, Randolph Town Council President Kenrick Clifton noted the opposition to the transfer station from residents and officials from Randolph and surrounding communities. He thanked them for their support over many years to highlight the problems with the proposed facility.“If the Holbrook Board of Health finds in favor of TLA’s request for a site assignment, the Town of Randolph is committed to pursuing an available and appropriate avenues of appeal, including an appeal to the Massachusetts Superior Courts,” Clifton wrote.The town is a party in the health board hearings on the transfer station, and will “will present expert testimony concerning the appropriateness of locating the facility at the site,” Clifton said.The transfer station also needs other local approvals, such as from the appeals board and conservation commission.In a letter to Holbrook Health Board Chairman Paul Callinan, state Sen. Walter Timilty, D-Milton, and state Rep. William Galvin, D-Canton, said they were strongly opposed to the transfer station.They said it would disrupt transportation patterns in the area and the increased truck traffic would create public safety hazards.The letter also noted the transfer station’s proximity to the Baird McGuire Superfund site.“We stand in firm solidarity with the citizens of the region in opposition to this proposal,” the legislators wrote. “It is our belief that the transfer station will cause more harm than good.”Holbrook officials have supported the transfer station, citing the economic benefits to the town.The health board has until Oct. 26 to reach a decision, but the deadline can be extended. (Enterprise News)
A meeting is planned for Tuesday, August 29th at Impact church on Clifton. The company is set to present their application before the city's Land Use Control Board on September 14th, while public comments on the proposal will be accepted by the Office of Planning and Development through September 6th.