Contract Plating 540 Longbrook Ave Stratford Hazardous Site Wake Up!!

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Concerned Citizen

Scarsdale, NY

#1 Feb 4, 2010
Heres one for the Mayor to answer? Why is there a tree service running trucks out of a site that is on the EPA Brownsfields list??
This Companys land at 540 longbrook ave is contaminated. The owner owes back taxes to the town probably in the millions???
(Has the property owner paid any back taxes)- Are they being charged rent? Where are the monies going too- Paying back taxes I would probably say not???-Has the site been remediated? Is the tree service allowed to run trucks in and out of a contaminated property.
Who is watching them as they dig and bury stuff on this large site. View the ongoing business thru the Home Depot parking lot and you will be surprised as what they are doing there
HMM

Scarsdale, NY

#2 Feb 4, 2010
Very interesting, Ill take a look at the public records and see if I can find anything out about the tree service and the owner of the property.

It is a question to be answered, How can they be allowed to run a business there.
also concerned

Bristol, CT

#3 Oct 17, 2010
I have also questioned this. If you look online there is a 65 page report verifying that this property is contaminated and that the earth should not be touched.Why is Jon Damon, the owner of Good Earth tree company allowed to continue this massive operation on this property. If i was a resident bordering this sight, I would be very concerned. Rumor has it that old employees of his have spoken about what they found underground. We stopped Joe Marcell on East main street, why not this guy!!!
ZELDA

Cromwell, CT

#4 Nov 3, 2010
HMM wrote:
Very interesting, Ill take a look at the public records and see if I can find anything out about the tree service and the owner of the property.
It is a question to be answered, How can they be allowed to run a business there.
if you haven't determined the owner, I found it. Also, I remember when it appeared in the CT Post about the leasing of the property, I told my friend I would NEVER purchase anything from that company to use as mulch in my garden or yard....they made such a big deal of the contaminated soil from Raybestos...what about Contract Plating with all their sulphuric acids and such used for plating
ZELDA

Cromwell, CT

#5 Nov 3, 2010
also concerned wrote:
I have also questioned this. If you look online there is a 65 page report verifying that this property is contaminated and that the earth should not be touched.Why is Jon Damon, the owner of Good Earth tree company allowed to continue this massive operation on this property. If i was a resident bordering this sight, I would be very concerned. Rumor has it that old employees of his have spoken about what they found underground. We stopped Joe Marcell on East main street, why not this guy!!!
"GOOD EARTH" Tree Company, I remember laughing at the hypocrisy of it all!!!
ZELDA

Cromwell, CT

#6 Nov 4, 2010
also concerned wrote:
I have also questioned this. If you look online there is a 65 page report verifying that this property is contaminated and that the earth should not be touched.Why is Jon Damon, the owner of Good Earth tree company allowed to continue this massive operation on this property. If i was a resident bordering this sight, I would be very concerned. Rumor has it that old employees of his have spoken about what they found underground. We stopped Joe Marcell on East main street, why not this guy!!!
and by the way, I know someone who rented a house off Longbrook Ave...(they were thankful they didn't own it, so they could move quickly)..and in their backyard (which was adjacent to the property of Contract Plating) they noticed white bubbly foam every now and then popping up from the ground!
GOOD EARTH mulch...want some in your backyard?
ZELDA

Cromwell, CT

#7 Nov 11, 2010
also concerned wrote:
I have also questioned this. If you look online there is a 65 page report verifying that this property is contaminated and that the earth should not be touched.Why is Jon Damon, the owner of Good Earth tree company allowed to continue this massive operation on this property. If i was a resident bordering this sight, I would be very concerned. Rumor has it that old employees of his have spoken about what they found underground. We stopped Joe Marcell on East main street, why not this guy!!!
have all you guys given up?
ZELDA

Cromwell, CT

#8 Nov 12, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Heres one for the Mayor to answer? Why is there a tree service running trucks out of a site that is on the EPA Brownsfields list??
This Companys land at 540 longbrook ave is contaminated. The owner owes back taxes to the town probably in the millions???
(Has the property owner paid any back taxes)- Are they being charged rent? Where are the monies going too- Paying back taxes I would probably say not???-Has the site been remediated? Is the tree service allowed to run trucks in and out of a contaminated property.
Who is watching them as they dig and bury stuff on this large site. View the ongoing business thru the Home Depot parking lot and you will be surprised as what they are doing there
just don't buy any mulch for your garden from them, you'll have polluted veggies
ZELDA

Cromwell, CT

#9 Dec 13, 2010
I drove by there this week-end......
What an eyesore!
anonymous

Redding, CT

#10 Feb 15, 2011
Is this place really contaminated
Former Resident of ct

Anderson, SC

#11 Oct 30, 2011
I recemember for years making pick-ups & deliveries to Raybestos and Contractract Plating cos. as a former Truck driver. However, both these companies were pushed by the federal govt. in the 40's to expedite processing parts and components for the War Effort (ww2. The Govt. told these facilities "just get the parts we need ASAP". Never mentioning or caring what was done with the massive amounts of runoff from the manufacturing processes. Another foulup and "passing the buck" from the government agencies.
Eyesore

Astoria, NY

#12 Jan 13, 2012
This place is really getting worse! What an eyesore! The place is contaminated and the owner of the land doesnt pay her taxes! What the heck is going on? Have the neighbors given up fighting? Is this town gonna do anything or what?
Wheres it all gonna go

Stratford, CT

#13 Feb 10, 2012
You can see that place from Home Depot parking lot. What I want to know is where did the piles of crap come from and where the heck is it gonna go? It looks terrible! I decided to research it and found this topix. Is the property really contaminated? How could this be allowed? Is the owner paying taxes or not? Do these people sell this stuff? Wouldnt it be contaminated? Anyone know?
followthemoney

Bridgeport, CT

#14 Feb 10, 2012
Because someone is in someone s pocket. That is the way of startford.
Concerned Citizen

Bridgeport, CT

#15 Feb 28, 2013
The Owner Was Veronica Peters, Have not Checked property records recently, but rumor has it,it was up in the air with the purchase or lease by the tree co. But the business is still running and is the property owner paying her back taxes???? The piles are getting higher, Is the Mayor going to do something about it or are we the taxpayers of Stratford going to foot the bill when its time to clean up the mountains of tree stumps and limbs.
A business should not be allowed to use this contaminated property, I am writing the DEP to find out, and will update all.
Concerned in Stratford
Shut it down

Stratford, CT

#16 Mar 1, 2013
I sent email to mayor. He was going to look into it. Never did! I read that a company was hired to see what would be the best way to develop the land. They suggested that the DPW should move in there and then develop the property where they are currently located. So yes, that is my first question. Where the heck is that mountain going to go??? It is getting worse! It is an eyesore! This company needs to get out of there! I don't understand how this guy is getting away with this! Please do update us on what DEP says and what we can do to back you up!! Something needs to be done!
He sued fairfield

Stratford, CT

#17 Mar 1, 2013
He sued fairfield because he lost the bid for brush removal. He lost because he didnt have enough experience with recycling. Ummm yes thats because he just piles the crap up and leaves it! But here's the kicker- his attorney is our town attorney. Is that how he's getting away with it??
Eyesore

Stratford, CT

#18 Apr 9, 2013
This property is in strict foreclosure. Why is this company still in there? The piles keep getting bigger and bigger!! Concerned citizen - any updates?
neighbor

Stratford, CT

#19 May 29, 2013
Not only is the town forclosing this property for back taxes but the town pays to dump brush there. Good Earth is or was represented by Att. Kelly now Senator Kelly.
What a mess

Stratford, CT

#20 Jun 1, 2013
They need to clean that place up it looks terrible. I wouldnt want to buy that mulch. Probably contaminated. This town is crooked

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