By Justin Roshak, Contributing Writer
HUDSON – B-P Trucking will construct a new solid waste transfer station on land leased from the Town of Hudson if a proposed lease is approved by the Select Board.
The site spans about 15 acres at 1 Municipal Drive off Cox Street in Hudson, according to the proposed lease. It is just down the street from B-P Trucking’s main location and the current town transfer station at 300 Cox St.
Construction, repairs, and maintenance will all be paid for and managed by B-P Trucking, according to the terms presented to the Select Board at its Nov. 1 meeting.
Voters authorized the Board of Health to pursue a lease of town property for a new transfer station at their November, 2020 Town Meeting.
The rent for the property is $120 per year. The lease takes as a given that B-P Trucking will build and operate a new transfer station with all the appropriate services. The lease stipulates that B-P will maintain at least $1 million in pollution liability and $5 million in general umbrella insurance.
The Select Board voted at its Nov. 1 meeting to delay a vote on the contract to give the town time to review the proposed layout of the site. Most of the paperwork was in on time, but a proposed site plan was delayed.
“We’re still negotiating the final document,” said Select Board Executive Assistant Thomas Gregory.
The matter is scheduled to come back before the Select Board on Nov. 15 in a meeting prior to Hudson’s planned Town Meeting, according to an agenda.