WEST HAVEN -- Bob's Concrete received a conditional-use permit to use a rock crusher at its 1710 S. 2050 West property.
The West Haven Planning Commission held a public hearing Aug. 11 and recommended approval of the conditional-use permit for 60 days. The company will need to provide an environmental study if it would like to extend the time period.
Kendall Presnell addressed the council on Aug. 18. When asked about dust control, he said all the equipment has built-in water sprayers to control the dust. It was stated that the operation would have to operate with a valid business license and within regular business hours and at acceptable noise levels.
"We're not trying to set up a ... public retail location. We're just looking to take the piece of property that we have now and crush some concrete that's already there that we hauled in just as a temporary operation. ... just crushing our own stockpiles and using it for our own projects." Presnell said.
The company asked for a 12-month permit.
"It wasn't denied, but amended (to the) 60-day (permit)," he said. "That's not good for us."
Presnell said 60 days is not enough to move heavy equipment into place and set up the complex operation.
"(We're) right next to Granite (Construction) who's doing the exact same thing, right next to Conrock, who's doing the exact same thing," he said. "I don't think we'll have any problem being within the codes and ordinances. We just want to be able to do what the property is zoned for. That's why we purchased the property. If not, we would have bought a piece of property somewhere else that was cheaper."
The property is zoned M2, a heavy industrial zone which permits the manufacture or treatment of goods from raw materials.