A concrete controversy in West Seneca

Posted at 5:32 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 17:32:05-05

Several West Seneca tax payers are furious, after learning Oak Grove Construction wants to turn its property on 422 Mineral Springs Road into a concrete crushing site.

The Elma based company has applied for a permit through the Town of West Seneca’s Planning Board.

Residents worrying that this grinding site will cause a lot of toxic dust, loud noise, more traffic, and even their property values will drop. Some people are even concerned how this could impact the Buffalo River which flows directly behind the Oak Grove Construction property.

“ I don’t think they should do it here. They have a place in Lancaster. Let them stay in Lancaster,” West Seneca Resident, George Kellogg said.

“A lot of reasons to have concerns about this project. The big reason for me is the impact on the residents that live there including our neighbors in Buffalo,” Town of West Seneca Councilman, Eugene Hart said.

David Bittar with Oak Grove said his company wants to temporarily crush materials while they work on the nearby Harlem Road Bridge Project.

Since 7 Eyewitness News reached out to Oak Grove, the company has asked the town’s planning board to table their permit application, until they can address the public’s concerns.

Town leaders are expecting a large turn out for Thursday’s planning board meeting. That’s when the board will begin discussions about Oak Grove’s permit application.