COVENTRY — In a surprising turn of events after Monday’s town council meeting, Tom Miozzi, owner of T. Miozzi Asphalt Company, offered to form a coalition with residents who have had complaints about plant noise, air quality, hours of operation, heavy truck traffic and truck noise for more than a year now.
According to Miozzi, after the meeting he approached Tammy Duxbury, a member of the Citizens Advocating for a Safe Environment (SAFE) and offered to form the coalition in an effort to come to a resolution to better the quality of life for residents and himself.
“I can’t afford to retire, nor do I want to and I want to resolve this issue one piece at a time,” Miozzi said. “We can butt heads for the next 30 years and have no one’s quality of life change for the better or we can work together.”
His offer to the group was; if they can come up with a place for him to relocate and come up with the money to do so and it’s acceptable to him, he will gladly do so.
“I want to work with positive energy to come up with a solution,” added the business owner.
Duxbury confirmed that the group and Miozzi did have a brief conversation after the meeting but Duxbury said as much as she does want him to relocate the business; it’s not up to her to come up with the money or the space for a new place.
“I told him I’d be willing to sit down and talk but I can’t help him with anything else,” she said. “I’d love to see that area as open space again.”
For the rest of this story and more local news, pick up the Sept. 13 edition of the Coventry Courier.