Businessman Robert Zaloski has withdrawn an application before the New Milford Zoning Commission to allow an outdoor manufacturing and processing facility at 5 Aldrich Road.

Russ Posthauer, P.E., representing Zaloski, submitted a general withdrawal letter this week to the zoning office at town hall.

The letter did not indicate if Zaloski would reapply with an amended plan.

The planned facility, filed under Aldridge Properties LLC, drew ire from neighbors to the site.

Concerns included the facility would be processing shingles, asphalt, concrete and possibly glass in the Still River watershed area, and the noise from the process, as well as potential health hazards of airborne particulates.

Zoning Commission chairman Bill Taylor asked town attorney Randy DiBella for an opinion whether the proposed facility would, in fact, be a recycling site.

Such sites are not allowed in the town’s industrial zone where the 5 Aldrich Road parcel is located.

DiBella found although fine particulate materials that would be produced in the process are solid waste, the end product would be recycled material and, thus, not permitted use by state statute or New Milford zoning regulations.

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