Candia selectmen at odds over ash removal
A recent report on the old site of the Candia incinerator estimates as much as 500 tons of ash remains at the site, which no longer has any buildings. (COURTESY)
Selectman Chairman Frederick Kelley said he does not share Snow's concerns, and instead questioned why Snow was passing around a report that has yet to be discussed by the selectmen.
"That figure is not in the report, (Snow) just came up with that on his own," he said.
Snow acknowledged that the number is his own estimation, but it is a figure he said he came up with by checking the cost with disposal sites in the state.
Snow added that he thinks the issue is important enough, that he doesn't care if he upsets fellow board members with his conduct.
Kelley said it is far too soon to even speculate what the town will do with the ash, because upon receiving the report from Stantec the town turned over the findings to the state Department of Environmental Services.
Kelley went on to say that Snow, along with former fire chief Rudy Cartier, are trying to turn the issue into something much bigger than it is.
"We have gotten no cost estimate in writing yet. We don't even know what we are going to do," she said.
The impetus for the problem now facing the town started roughly 10 years ago, when voters decided to close the old incinerator site and instead open a recycling plant, which went online about five years ago, to take its place.
If the board decides to put forth an expensive course of action, Soares said residents would need to vote on it through a warrant article.
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