AVON – The investor has backed out of a major construction project for a concrete facility in East Avon, forcing the plan to start from square one at a new location.
Town Supervisor David LeFeber said that CM&M Industries, proposed by Michael Valle, is planned to continue elsewhere in Avon, but that the Town of Avon has already expended a lot of engineer and attorney labor inspecting and approving the original site.
“My understanding is that the investor has chosen not to continue with the project and they are not going to proceed in East Avon,” said Avon Town Supervisor David LeFeber. “These things do happen, but there was a lot of money spent investigating this site and we will have to be reimbursed before anything else happens.”
LeFeber added that Valle is considering a new location closer to Exit 9 and will soon approach the Town for approval.
At Town Board and Zoning Board meetings and hearings on the project, many concerned local residents voiced concerns over effects to Avon’s roads as high tonnages of material are moved to and from town.
Valle said that the facility could bring 100 new jobs to Avon. The original location was enthusiastically approved by the Town Board and Zoning Board.
“It’s too bad because as far as the Town, we fully supported and approved the project,” said LeFeber. “My job is to make sure that town funds are handled properly and everything is the way it needs to be.”