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City Council OK's Fuel Tanks on Tiffany Street

The City Council approved a license for three above-ground fuel tanks on Tiffany St.

Attleboro City Hall. Patch File Photo
Attleboro City Hall. Patch File Photo
The Attleboro City Council voted 9-0 Tuesday night to provide a license to Attleboro Sand and Gravel for the installment of three above ground fuel tanks on Tiffany St.

The company's request drew concern from neighbors and led to questions about safety in recent months, prompting a site visit with members of the city council and some area residents. Two of the tanks would hold 25,000 gallons of fuel and the other would hold 10,000 gallons.

Jeremy Denlea, who heads the linceses committee, recommended a "yes" vote from the council Tuesday. While he conceded not all residents would be "100 percent thrilled," he felt everyone's safety concerns were addressed.

"I was very satisfied with the information that was passed along," Councilman Walter Thibodeau told Denlea. "I think you are very right on with the residents and the rest of our colleagues who were there."

Thibodeau added that it was extra reassuring to have the Attleboro fire chief and fire prevention officer on site during the visit.

Derek Duchemin September 06, 2013 at 10:20 AM
I remember it was drawing up a huge problem with the neighborhood and I hope they did something to lower the worry
Jerry Chase September 15, 2013 at 08:05 PM
I doubt it. The obvious goal for this relatively-new property owner is to install an asphalt plant. Stone and sand don't smell, but asphalt surely does. Will the local "pols" do the right thing?

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