Judge Kills Proposed Slaughterhouse on Tranquility Drive

A group of Tranquility Drive residents fighting to keep a slaughterhouse from operating on their residential street have won their court case after a state judge ruled in their favor.

“We are happy that the court saw it our way,” said Joseph Calzone, a Tranquility Drive resident Continue reading “Judge Kills Proposed Slaughterhouse on Tranquility Drive”

Draft Zoning Amendment Would Require Site Plan Approval for Slaughterhouses

The Easton Planning and Zoning Commission is drafting a zoning amendment to require applicants seeking to build an accessory farm structure to slaughter livestock to have a site plan approved by the commission. Current zoning regulations only require a permit for approval.

The Continue reading “Draft Zoning Amendment Would Require Site Plan Approval for Slaughterhouses”

Neighbors Sue ZBA Over Approved Slaughterhouse

A group of Tranquility Drive residents are suing the Zoning Board of Appeals after it refused last month to deny a permit to allow a slaughterhouse to operate on their street.

“We aren’t giving up on this thing, this is baloney,” said Joe Calzone, a Tranquility Drive resident who Continue reading “Neighbors Sue ZBA Over Approved Slaughterhouse”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 5/28/21

Memorial Day

Good afternoon,

 I am happy to say that Val and Derek Buckley are home and recuperating.  Although they are making progress every day, thoughts and prayers are still in order.

On Monday, the Zoning Board of Appeals upheld a permit for a slaughter house on Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

ZBA Approves Slaughterhouse on Tranquility Road

Despite opposition from homeowners, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved a permit to allow a chicken farm equipped with a slaughterhouse to operate on Tranquility Drive.

The five-member board voted 4 to 1 with conditions to allow a 10-by-10 slaughterhouse with a sink and separate Continue reading “ZBA Approves Slaughterhouse on Tranquility Road”

ZBA Delays Vote on Permit for Slaughterhouse

The Zoning Board of Appeals during its May 3 meeting delayed voting on a controversial permit to allow a chicken farm equipped with a slaughterhouse to operate on Tranquility Drive.

After more than three hours of impassioned debate at the packed meeting at Samuel Staples Continue reading “ZBA Delays Vote on Permit for Slaughterhouse”

Zoning Appeal Hearing for Tranquility Drive Slaughterhouse Moved to May 3

The Easton Zoning Board of Appeals has rescheduled the in-person public hearing for the Appeal for 59 Tranquility Drive from its original date of April 5 to Monday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Samuel Staples Elementary School Cafetorium due to Covid-19 space restrictions.

As reported Continue reading “Zoning Appeal Hearing for Tranquility Drive Slaughterhouse Moved to May 3”

Neighbors Appeal Plans for Chicken Farm with Slaughterhouse

Homeowners concerned about potential noxious odors, their safety and the impact to their property values are fighting a proposal to allow a chicken slaughterhouse to operate on Tranquility Drive.

“It’s out of character with the neighborhood,” said Joe Calzone, a longtime Tranquility Continue reading “Neighbors Appeal Plans for Chicken Farm with Slaughterhouse”

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