Deny Request for Asphalt Plant
I recently read in the Bethel Citizen that Bruce Manzer, the operator of the proposed hot asphalt plant, said “that his Bethel asphalt plant has been in operation since 2008, and there were no complaints until this year, when he applied to move it a short distance across the road.”
This is untrue. I personally called the Town Manager to complain about the odor from the asphalt plant. I begged him to come to our home and smell the air outside. He refused. I also asked him to invite the Planning Board members to come out and smell the air. The plant stinks. The hot asphalt plant emits noxious fumes and odors as do the trucks that move the asphalt.
These fumes and odors are hazardous to our health and our environment. Our beautiful town of Bethel is no place for this hot asphalt plant. We again ask that the Planning Board deny the request for the hot asphalt plant on the North Road.
Sherry L. Hyman