DEERFIELD, N.Y. -- The New York State Department of Transportation is bringing non-hazardous, contaminated soil to Deerfield in an area near Marcy.
The soil is urban fill coming from a sewer separation project in Utica.
After several studies, State Department of Transporation officials said the site near Glass Factory and Trenton Roads seemed to be ideal, and work on it is underway.
Officials said the property belongs to the State Department of Transportation.
An informational meeting on the project was held on Monday. Deerfield Supervisor Scott Mahardy said there have been communication issues, and he would have liked to work with the state on it more.
"Nothing is worse [than] when a residents calls you and asks you, 'What's going on?', and you're saying, 'I don't know. Let me get back to you.' I think that's the biggest short fall here is the lack of communication. In the end, I'm not sure that we could change anything," Mahardy said.
A fence will be placed around the site, and construction on a facility there is expected to begin in the coming months.