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Land transfer up in air

PULASKI — The Town of Pulaski has not yet convinced the owner of the former Allied Chemical property off Route 99 to sell it a portion of the land so the town’s recycling site can be moved.
Town Manager John Hawley pointed out in February that the town was negotiating with Honeywell to transfer ownership of about five acres behind the old Appalachian Power Company substation to the town.
Hawley said the town would like to move the Dora Highway recycling site to the Honeywell property.
However, in an update to town council earlier this week, Economic Development Director John White said Honeywell would prefer the town look for another site on their property.
He pointed out that the negotiations were not going to be “instantaneous” due to the size of the corporation and the “bureaucracy” involved.
The town is looking for a site that would provide both accessibility and cleanliness.
If the town can obtain the property, Hawley said it would then transfer ownership to the town’s Industrial Development Authority.
In February, Hawley said the town was footing the bill for having the land surveyed and checked to see if it is cleared of any contaminants or restrictions in use.
The property is on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of Superfund sites (toxic waste sites).

Hawley said the town wants to make sure the site has been reclaimed and is no longer on the Superfund list before it would take ownership.

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Land transfer up in air

PULASKI — The Town of Pulaski has not yet convinced the owner of the former Allied Chemical property off Route 99 to sell it a portion of the land so the town’s recycling site can be moved.
Town Manager John Hawley pointed out in February that the town was negotiating with Honeywell to transfer ownership of about five acres behind the old Appalachian Power Company substation to the town.
Hawley said the town would like to move the Dora Highway recycling site to the Honeywell property.
However, in an update to town council earlier this week, Economic Development Director John White said Honeywell would prefer the town look for another site on their property.
He pointed out that the negotiations were not going to be “instantaneous” due to the size of the corporation and the “bureaucracy” involved.
The town is looking for a site that would provide both accessibility and cleanliness.
If the town can obtain the property, Hawley said it would then transfer ownership to the town’s Industrial Development Authority.
In February, Hawley said the town was footing the bill for having the land surveyed and checked to see if it is cleared of any contaminants or restrictions in use.
The property is on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of Superfund sites (toxic waste sites).

Hawley said the town wants to make sure the site has been reclaimed and is no longer on the Superfund list before it would take ownership.

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