Peckham Thanks the Pleasant Valley Community.
At Peckham Materials we take our mission to be sustainable very seriously. This requires strategic planning, utilizing a wide variety of expertise, and partnering with organizations such as the Dutchess Land Conservancy. Our operation provides critical materials for infrastructure production and maintenance as well as more than 45 well-paying jobs. Planning for a sustainable future means looking ahead to ensure we can maintain our business, continue to improve our operations, and provide livelihoods.
Recently, we presented a rezoning petition to the Town of Pleasant Valley. Peckham Materials drafted the petition believing it provided sound land use planning for the benefit of the town, our neighbors, and our company for generations to come. Unfortunately, during this time of COVID-19 challenges, we have not been able to utilize the traditional means of reaching out to neighbors, primarily with in-person or public gatherings or with a quarry open house. We believe that this inability to hold face-to-face conversations has severely hindered our efforts to fully explain this petition, resulting in misunderstandings and misinformation filling the void on social media.
Due to these circumstances, Peckham is withdrawing its petition so that we may work more closely with our neighbors to provide accurate information and address any concerns. This decision also hopes to ensure that all voices are heard and the facts are clearer before it becomes time to draw conclusions. This way, the community can thoroughly consider the petition and the future use of our lands. Regardless of this petition, we believe better communication is vital and we plan to hold our community open house once COVID restrictions are lifted. See the information below to review Peckham’s vision for the future of the Pleasant Valley Quarry.