Selectmen allow O&G access to road

BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectman voted last week to allow O&G Industries use of an old access road.

O&G wants to use the access road, which connects Lancaster Drive and Pent Road, to bring in parts and do repairs at the company’s wash plant off Railroad Avenue. The access road goes through town-owned property and property owned by Kolga, LLC, which previously gave the company permission to access its property.

Ken Faroni, O&G’s director of planning and permits, said the company’s trucks are over the weight limit of the Depot Street Bridge, which is what the company uses for its other traffic.

Under the agreement, O&G would only be allowed to use the road 16 times per year, Faroni said.

Faroni said the company had an agreement with Pond Spring Village, a private community that connects to both Lancaster Drive and Pent Road. However, that agreement is no longer in place, he said.