Industrial complex a go in Collier
Jack Cargnoni's Collier Development received approval Dec. 17 to move forward with plans for an industrial facility in the township.
Cargnoni, owner of Collier Development and Trader Jack's flea market, requested an exception from a township ordinance to operate a concrete and asphalt recycling plant on recently purchased property.
“We'll start slow, but we could get up to several hundred tons (of concrete) per hour,” Cargnoni said.
The facility will be at 35 Prestley Road, adjacent to the property upon which Cargnoni operates Trader Jack's. The township planning commission approved the request unanimously.
Township solicitor Chuck Means joined the planning commission for the hearing to ask questions on behalf of the commissioners.
The facility will operate only during daylight hours, meaning in the summer months, it could be in operation from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cargnoni said noise from the plant will be minimal.
“There's not a house within a half mile of the site,” he said.
He said any dust will be contained to the area immediately surrounding the equipment.
Chartiers Valley finance and operations director Nicholas Morelli spoke on behalf of the district, which has three school buildings in relatively close proximity to the proposed location. He voiced concerns regarding odor coming from the plant.
“The time of operation is a concern,” he said. “As we bring in fresh air, we bring in odors.”
Cargnoni said there will be no odors from the plant.
“We're not cooking the product of asphalt,” he said. “We're not making asphalt. There will be nothing burned.”
The plant will crush asphalt and concrete into smaller pieces for resale, and there is a potential the plant will deal in topsoil and shale material recycling.
The only flammable material on the site, he said, would be a 1,000-gallon diesel fuel tank. Cargnoni said it would be used to fuel the recycling equipment. The only other structure on site, he said, would be a trailer for employees.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
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