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Crane Company Seeks Zoning Change For Newburgh Auto Auction Site

By Mark Gerlach

U.S. Crane and Rigging is buying a 97.8-acre parcel previously operated by Newburgh Auto Auction, and wants a zoning change for the area, after receiving feedback from the town’s planning board.

An informational meeting for local residents with questions and concerns about the plan will be held at a future date, company representatives on hand at a Jan. 23 Newburgh Town Board workshop meeting said. A public hearing would also be held.

The property is currently in the interchange business district, and would need to be designated a light and heavy industrial overlay district.  

“For most people, the biggest investment in their life is the home that they have purchased, or built,” Councilwoman Betty Greene said at the meeting.

Addressing concerns about potential noise coming from the site, company representatives said work at the steel warehouse would run from about 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and that there’s no work activity planned after about 7 p.m., besides a few trucks possibly coming and going. The site is located about 800 feet from local residences.

To read the full article see the Jan., 27 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.


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