Bridge Street is Perfect for Recycle Center
Not too many years ago, the Fairhaven public works department requested the Staffon property on Alden Road for a new recycle center. It was a pefect fit. The public works department has to get the recycle center out of Arsene Street to make room for much needed and long awaited major upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant.
The Select Board instead voted to sell the property at that time. Not much foresight there!
Now, public workds has been planning to move to the old landfill on Bridge Street fo a new recycle center — another perfect fit, but someone has come up with an idea to put a new safety complex at the same spot.
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.
The public works department needs this area, all of it! That’s the priority. This spot is much too small for both, and the traffic would end up being a disaster.
Out public works superintendent is highly competent, but he’s no magician that can wave a magic want and come up with another few town properties to choose from. We wouldn’t want to lose him to another town out of frustration because a short-sighted Select Board voted to wow town residents and surrounding towns with a flashy new safety complex.
The priority is moving the recycle cetner. The safety complex is going to have to wait their turn.
Sallie Johnson, Fairhaven
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