TOWN OF WAPPINGER – A proposed gas station in the town’s hamlet of Hughsonville has become a controversial project with proponents and those opposed both accused of spreading misinformation. Town Councilman William “Bill” Beale is hosting a community forum this weekend to address the project.
Gas Land Petroleum is attempting to develop the northwest corner of the Route 9D and New Hamburg Road intersection. On Saturday, April 24, at 2: p.m., Beale is hosting a community meeting at the Hughsonville fire station to provide the facts surrounding the proposal.
Beale said “The purpose of this community meeting is to facilitate an informal forum for residents to hear the facts about the Gas Land project and the process by which he application is deliberated by the Town Planning Board.”
The proposal calls for a gas station, convenience store, and apartments on the second story of the structure. “There has been a significant amount of misinformation surrounding this project, and as the elected town representative for Hughsonville, I feel that I have a duty to make sure our residents are informed and have accurate information ahead of the May 3rd Planning Board Public Hearing,” said Beale. The public hearing is slated for Monday, May 3, at town hall. Beale can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Beale noted that the meeting will take place with COVID precautions in place and masks are required.