Arcadia, N.Y. — The Arcadia Town Board was presented an idea for an alternative use for the property where a developer is proposing a solid waste facility and a huge economic windfall for the town, and landfill skeptics are hoping the board will take a deeper look into solar power.
Lee Calhoun, a Sodus resident whose property crosses into Arcadia, won’t get to vote on the proposal to sell the 161-acre parcel owned by Arcadia to developer Joe Alloco, owner of Arcadia Hills, LLC who wants to open a landfill on the property, even though he lives only .4 of a mile away. This isn’t Calhoun’s first fight against a landfill having moved to Sodus when a solid waste facility came to Riga. Calhoun said his home was in Bergen, but he could see across the townline to Riga and the new dump that was going in.
Oddly he faces a similar circumstance again, but rather than dwell on the what ifs, Calhoun is hoping to convince the town that solar power is the way to go.