For years SPACE has battled over environmental and planning issues with local developer Pat Magee. It was with amazement that we were asked to meet with him to discuss the development of a "waste to energy" plant on the former kay-Fries property, much of which he now owns. Magee has found a company in the new "waste to energy" industry that converts municipal waste (garbage to you & me) into ethanol anmd recyclable wastes. The "feedstock" (garbage) comes in sealed freigh cars from New York City and is unloaded inside a sealed building, where it is separated and processed. According to the information supplied by Magee, there is no odor, smoke, or debris from this process. If Stony Point can get this plant, and it is as Magee describes, this could be a huge tax benefit to Stony Point residents.
The process involved is a new technology, and while SPACE is very impressed, we do not yet know enough to endorse it. We do believe that Stony Point should move quickly in ascertaining its suitablity for our town, and if it is acceptable we should make every effort to see that the company locates here. There is a lot to understand and to think about, so we encourage all residents to come to an informational meeting: