Plymouth: A smelly problem causing a big stink inside the police station

County Commission Chairman Dan Pallotta is confident a workable solution with the Town of Plymouth can be reached to remove the trash beneath the South St. police station parking lot. This long accumulated trash is causing methane gas to leak into the building. The county owns most of the site, but for years the town leased it from them for use as a transfer station and earlier as a landfill. Town officials have long been negotiating with the county to participate in the cost of remediation and capping of the site without success, so they went to Town Meeting for funding. The estimated cost of the project is well over a million dollars.

County Commission Chairman Dan Pallotta said, “The South Street issue is a complicated issue.  Town meeting just voted funds to permanently remediate the gasification problem that’s occurring at the Police Station.  The County Commissioners are reviewing the proposal and will be making comments to DEP.”

When asked about the South Street  parcel itself, Pallotta said, “Both the Board of Selectmen and the County Commissioners are in negotiations to try and come up with an appropriate solution that includes the future use as well as remediation that is as painless as possible. I am confident that after all the pushing and shoving, both by them and us, we will get to a solution that everyone is happy with.”

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.