Monday, June 22, 2009

Environmental Court Wraps Up St. Albans Wal-Mart Trial

The St. Albans Messenger has two reports on the recent Environmental Court trial for the Wal-Mart proposed in St. Albans.

Several groups appealed a number of permits issued to the project developer J.L.D. Properties, including the subdivision permit issued by the St. Albans Town Development Review Board, the site plan and conditional use permits issued by the town, the original Act 250 permit and the amended Act 250 permit. Last Wednesday, the Environmental Court took testimony on the potential economic impacts of the Project. On Thursday and Friday, the Court heard testimony on traffic impacts and the potential impact on agricultural soils. The proceedings concluded on Friday. The Judge will issue a ruling following the parties' submission of post-hearing briefs.