AVON — On Monday night The Town of Avon Zoning Board (ZBA) voted unanimously to approve a variance in building height for a controversial concrete and stone recycling plant to be located in East Avon.
The proposed CM&M facility had requested a height variance to increase bay heights so that trucks could enter the facility to load and unload materials, lessening the impact on the surrounding community. In order to build the high bays for the tractor trailers they needed the height variance.
Neighbors near the Avon Tec Center voiced concerns over noise, truck traffic, and air quality that they felt would would impact them. The project has been delayed multiple times as a result of public outcry. In the 2014 announcement by the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency (LCIDA) and CM&M industries the y had stated that they had initially hoped to be producing materials at this point.
The zoning board members of Michael Stevens, Sam Price, Bob Westfall, Diane Attea and Cindy Kellen all voted in granting the height variance.
CM&M Industries takes used concrete and rocks and recycle it into counter tops and other materials. The new industry could potentially bring 100 new jobs to Avon. Before renovations and construction can being on the former “Metalaide” building the Avon Planning Board must approve the plan.