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DEC extends comment period for proposed Shelby quarry

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 May 2014 at 12:00 am

SHELBY – Residents have more time to submit comments about a proposed quarry in the town of Shelby near the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge.About 250 people attended a public hearing last week at the Shelby Town Hall. The state Department of Environmental Conservation set a  May 12 deadline for written comments about the project. Town of Shelby officials have posted on the town web site that the comment period has been extended until June 9.

Those comments should be directed to Scott Sheeley, regional permit administrator, DEC Region 8, 6274 Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414-9519.

Frontier Stone LLC of Wilson is proposing a new, 215-acre dolomite/limestone quarry on a 269-acre parcel about 3.7 miles south of the village of Medina. Residents last week said the project would threaten the refuge, nearby property values and reduce the quality of life for residents and wildlife with dust, traffic and noise, as well as other potential dangers.

For more information about the project and contacting the DEC, visit dec.ny.gov.