Guilford residents angry over oil co. expansion

GUILFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Some neighbors in one Connecticut community say they plan to attend a special town meeting to make sure their voices are heard.

They’re angry over a proposal that would allow local oil company J.J. Sullivan to expand their business on a piece of property along Route 1 and Moose Hill Road in Guilford, which would include installing two 30,000 gallon propane tanks.

But before the business can move forward with their plans, it first requires the approval of the town’s Wetlands Commisson. Tuesday that body is seeking public feedback.

Those News 8 spoke with say they will make it clear this is not a move they support.

“I’m concerned because of the traffic but most importantly of the environmental disruption and potential catastrophic hazards this is going to cause,” said Elissa Banks, a neighbor.

“I don’t have a problem with the J.J. Sullivan oil company. I feel as though they’re trying to move their business into the 21st century and has been essentially forced onto this parcel by the town’s zoning changes,” said Anthony Cafiero, a neighbor.

Officials with J.J. Sullivan tell News 8 they too plan to be at Tuesday night’s meeting.

If you’re interested in attending the meeting, it will take place at 7:30PM at the Community Center.

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