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August 26, 2013

Council OKs shredder, fence for recycling facility

NEW CASTLE —  A firm has been given approval for a shredder and fence at its proposed recycling facility on South Jefferson Street.

At its regular meeting Thursday, New Castle City Council approved a conditional use for Upstate Shredding/Weitsman Recycling of Owego, N.Y., to place a shredder and a 10-foot high chain-link fence with privacy slats at 526 S. Jefferson St.

The site is the former Ferrotech Corp. property located in  an M-2 heavy industrial district.

In March council granted approval for the firm to operate a facility to recycle scrap metal.

At a public hearing in July, city resident Andrea Przybylski voiced opposition to locating the scrap yard in the center of the city. She also objected to the high number of trucks that may be traveling through New Castle.

Audrey Przybylski, another city resident, argued the business would result in tons and piles of scrap metal.

Former councilwoman Karen DeCarlo argued in favor of the facility, listing the number of industries formerly located in the area.

“People lived with industry,” she said.

Joseph Clavelli, who owns offices on Margaret Street, which is adjacent to the site, also spoke in favor of the proposed facility.

Prior to council’s vote on Thursday, Audrey Przybylski said she believes the shredder belongs outside the city.


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