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COVENTRY â€” In a surprising turn of events after Mondayâ€™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.
â€śI canâ€™t afford to retire, nor do I want to and I want to resolve this issue one piece at a time,â€ť Miozzi said. â€śWe can butt heads for the next 30 years and have no oneâ€™s quality of life change for the better or we can work together.â€ť
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 itâ€™s acceptable to him, he will gladly do so.
â€śI want to work with positive energy to come up with a solution,â€ť 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; itâ€™s not up to her to come up with the money or the space for a new place.
â€śI told him Iâ€™d be willing to sit down and talk but I canâ€™t help him with anything else,â€ť she said. â€śIâ€™d love to see that area as open space again.â€ť
For the rest of this story and more local news, pick up the Sept. 13 edition of the Coventry Courier.