Petition to stop proposed propane tanks in North Branford

NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Another shoreline community is outraged over the possibility of two propane tanks in their neighborhood.

First it was Clinton, then Guilford, now, North Branford. Tuesday night, they took a petition to the Town Council to try and put a stop to this proposal.

This proposal was voted on at an August meeting to amend town regulations, which would allow the two 30,000 gallon propane tanks at the proposed sight at 40 Ciro Road, which is where Councilman Donald Fucci lives. He’s said before he was selling the property at a loss. But, almost 1,100 people signed a petition to override this regulation change.

People stood up questioning the town council asking what they could do to help. They’re concerned about their safety as they explained about a thousand people live within a thousand feet of the proposed sight. Many were not happy to hear that the power of referendum does not affect the zoning regulations in town, but they’re not giving up. They’re even considering suing the town if they don’t get a fair shot at stopping this.

“I think we have $1,500 that have been donated so far. We hired a lawyer. He went to the town hall today and we’re gonna take legal action if them if they turn the referendum down or whatever nonsense they might try and we’ll probably file suit against them,” said James Flaherty, North Branford.

At the end of the meeting, the town attorney said he would come up with recommendations and bring it back to the town council in 30 days.

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