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Crunch time: Water line OK’d for new Frito-Lay warehouse

OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford This is the new Frito-Lay warehouse at the corner of Route 60 and Lakeview Road in the town of Pomfret. It has five truck bays in the rear.

The new Frito-Lay warehouse on Route 60 is substantially complete, and the Pomfret Town Board approved a larger water line Wednesday so it can start operating.

Town Supervisor Dan Pacos said company officials sought a larger water line to the site, as opposed to the 1 ½-inch line that serves the area. Pacos said he brought together the site contractor, the North County Water District, and Town Attorney Jeff Passafaro to work on the issue.

The parties agreed on a four-inch line. Pacos said the state Department of Transportation, which oversees Route 60, wants to handle the water line installation itself. It will turn the line over to the water district, which Pomfret is a member of, when the pipe is certified as properly installed.

The Town Board voted 4-0 to send a letter to DOT to “smooth the way for the application,” as Pacos put it, (Board member Christopher Schaeffer was absent.)

“That’ll finish up the warehouse and get them operational,” Pacos said.

He added, “I need to get my Fritos fix.”

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