Selectmen to discuss CSX chemical transfer station project on January 4

CSX officials may not be there, but that’s not stopping the Board of Selectmen from holding a discussion about the proposed CSX chemical transfer station at their meeting next month.

CSX and its subsidiary Transflo want to build a chemical transfer station off Flanders Road in Westborough, about a mile from the Southborough border. Southborough residents have expressed concern about hazardous material moving through the site which is near Cedar Swamp at the head of the Sudbury River. Southville Road residents have also voiced concern about increased truck traffic going to and from the site.

Southborough invited CSX officials to discuss their plans, but they declined saying Southborough has no jurisdiction over the project.

“I’m disappointed CSX feels it’s unnecessary to come to the town of Southborough,” Selectwoman Bonnie Phaneuf said earlier this month. “Residents of this town deserve to have a representative at their meetings.”

Selectmen will host a discussion about the project next week and residents are invited to attend and share comments or concerns. Southborough public safety officials are also expected to attend.

Earlier this month, Fire Chief John Mauro Jr. said the chemical transfer station would pose “little risk” to the town of Southborough.

The discussion will take place on Tuesday, January 4 at 7:15 pm at the Town House Hearing Room.

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