Plymouth: Entergy liaison says temporary plant workers no longer sleeping on grounds

Plymouth Town Manager Melissa Arrighi questioned newly appointed Entergy liaison David Tarantino about temporary workers sleeping on the grounds of the Pilgrim Plant.

The Town Manager says she raised this issue with Tarantino during their meeting on Wednesday:

“I directly asked him:do you have people staying there in cots? Cause I understand the concern about that. He said that that was something they did temporarily in the beginning of what I call the contingency planning that they had. He said that that was absolutely not happening now.

But, in regard to Attorney Ted Bosen’s contention that such overnight stays constitute a zoning violation, Arrighi took up the matter with Paul McAuliffe, the town’s Director of Inspectional Services:

“It would appear that Entergy has used these overnight stays as needed—as a stop gap measure. I think that he feels that doesn’t rise to the level of a zoning violation.”

McAuliffe will be responding to Attorney Bosen to that effect and if Bosen disagrees with his determination he can appeal that decision to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.