Endicott Village Board to hold meeting on industrial zoning laws amid battery facility concerns

first_imgFeb. 26, 2020: DIGGING DEEPER: Endicott officials demand answers before battery recycling facility moves in ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Endicott Village Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Thursday about industrial zoning laws. A letter obtained by 12 News sent to Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson’s office by the Union-Endicott School District asks the Village Board to delay its decision over potential changes to zoning laws. On March 27, the New York State Department of Conservation approved a permit for the construction of the recycling facility. Thursday evening’s meeting notice says there will be no public comment period. April 1, 2020: DEC approves permit for Endicott battery recycling facility. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. and will be held over Zoom. The letter can be viewed below: Viewing on our news app? Click here! They say this is to “accommodate the Lithium Battery Recycling Project.” Mayor Jackson said this push for a change is not about any one facility. She told 12 News the zoning laws have no definition for recycling and they need to be changed. For previous coverage on this story, take a look at the following articles: Sungeel MCC Americas claims it would be the first facility of its kind in the United States to recycle lithium ion batteries. Union-Endicott School District Superintendent Nicole Wolfe and Board of Education President Dick Testa said they are concerned over the well being of their students. Jan. 9, 2020: Endicott residents charged up over battery recycling facility awaiting permitlast_img

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