Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 15, 2014
Contact: Scott Salotto (845) 638‐5645
STATEMENT FROM ROCKLAND COUNTY EXECUTIVE DAY ON POULTRY
PROCESSING FACILITY IN RAMAPO
"We are awaiting new applications to the Rockland County Planning Department on any proposed poultry processing facility in the Town of Ramapo. Once received, complete submissions will be carefully studied and considered. Failure to follow the process may result in delays and possible rejection. Past reports issued by the County on similar chicken slaughterhouse proposals in the Village of New Square have deemed the plans incompatible with adjacent residential uses. A case against any industrial facility in New Square is compelling, largely based on location and the transportation of thousands of live chickens through the streets of Rockland County."