Town addresses demolition waste

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:55PM

Jaffrey’s selectmen are looking for the authority to utilize outside scale and disposal services for the town’s construction and demolition waste.

Selectmen held a public hearing Monday to discuss the possibility of using companies like Monadnock Disposal Services – which is located across the street from the town’s transfer station – to handle construction and demolition waste. The change is proposed on the official town ballot for a vote in March. 

“As [the Jaffrey Transfer Station/Recycling Ordinance] reads now, we have to accept demolition and construction waste,” said board chair Cush Moore. 

Tory McCagg, chair of the “semi-disbanded” recycling committee, said the idea seemed like a good one to her, adding that her committee recommended to no longer accept such waste at the transfer station.

“C and D is a big, expensive part of the budget,” said McCagg. 

Peter Chamberlain, manager of Monadnock Disposal Services, said he has been amazed about the number of non-Jaffrey vehicles that go into the town’s transfer station on a day-to-day basis. 

Resident Harvey Sawyer voiced displeasure in the idea of bringing certain types of trash elsewhere, as he pays for the use of the transfer station in his taxes. 

The board approved a liquor license request for Peter Constant, owner of Cafe 532. The request now goes to the state for approval.

The restaurant has recently moved to 79 Hadley Road and is hoping to offer dinner and alcohol in the near future, according to Constant. 

The board also approved a resolution to allow a St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17. The parade will start at 2 p.m., according to Kevin Hampsey. 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.