Saugus neighbors voice concerns over Nevron Plastics’ storage plans

SAUGUS – Neighbors along Saugus Avenue were eager to express their concerns Tuesday at a hearing for Nevron Plastics, which is seeking permission to store materials and conduct manufacturing operations in a small building on the site.The public notice filed with the town as part of the special permit application described the purpose as storage of materials and additional tooling machinery at 82 Saugus Ave. It did not make clear manufacturing would be going on in the building.Although the company owner assured the Board of Selectmen the building would be thickly insulated and fitted with heat and air conditioning, area residents wanted more assurances about noise abatement, street traffic, truck delivery times, on-site lighting and other issues.”This is an inadequate public notice,” said Cathie Rich-Duval, owner of the home at 74 Saugus Ave. “It’s not just storage, it’s manufacturing.”John and Geraldine Roche, 75 Saugus Ave., were worried about potential noise from air compressors and other tools. “My house is within 75 feet of that building,” John Roche said.Michael Duval, 74 Saugus Ave., said putting motion detectors on the security lighting would only make matters worse. The lights are currently fitted with timers, he said, noting his wife and children are awakened whenever the lights go on. Duval also said delivery trucks arriving between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m. would be disruptive.The board allowed applicant Janice Jarosz to withdraw without prejudice and Selectman Stephen Horlick recommended the board join the neighbors in a site visit. Jarosz agreed to correct the wording in the public notice. The business is located along the Saugus River.The selectmen Tuesday voted to continue a hearing for Ken’s Tulsa, Inc., doing business as Ken’s Car Care Center, which seeks a special permit to allow auto repair and storage of vehicles for sale at 128-130 Ballard St. The application also seeks to transfer the Class II Auto Dealer’s License from 20 Salem Turnpike to the Ballard Street location.Buffalo Wild Wings, which recently opened for business on Route 1 near the intersection of Main Street, was allowed to withdraw its application without prejudice, while the hearing for Steven Realty Trust at 63 Salem Turnpike was continued. A site visit by the selectmen was scheduled for next Tuesday at the Salem Turnpike location.

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