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June 11, 2013

Plan approved to store explosives at former Air Base

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PLATTSBURGH —

The agencies can also inspect the facility at any time in the future. Ovios said the town code-enforcement officers can also perform an onsite inspection at any time.

The property where the bunkers and warehouse are located has security fencing and is expected to include monitors, alarms and security cameras.

NEW DOORS NEEDED

The bunkers were constructed with 6-inch concrete walls and roofs. They are covered with earth for additional protection. 

The doors were removed some time ago, so new ones need to be installed. Dantes said it will cost about $8,000 to $9,000 to install each door, which will be paid by Paramount.

The doors would be 1/4-inch hardened steel with an additional 2 inches of hardwood backing, with two covered locks on each door. They would be monitored at all times when open.

Dantes said that if one of the doors is tampered with, there would be an immediate response, noting that State Police are just down the road on Route 22.

COUNTY TO LEASE SITE 

Joe Walsh of Paramount Enterprises told the Planning Board that most of the work would be done between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The company plans to have two employees in Plattsburgh when the facility opens.

He said Paramount would keep detailed records of all materials that are on the site and provide Material Safety Data Sheets to Clinton County Emergency Services.

The Planning Board added a stipulation that the approval can only be transferred to a subsidiary of Paramount Enterprises.

PARC owns the property where the driveway and trailer parking area are located and plans to sell that to Paramount. Clinton County owns the parcels where the bunkers and transfer building are and would lease them to the firm.

Email Dan Heath:dheath@pressrepublican.com

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