As a 25 year native resident to Saugerties, I have never witnessed something so horrendous as the mess Mr. Karoyls has brought to our town. Friendly Saugerties is becoming less and less friendly as some have voiced in a recent town board meeting. Why has this issue gotten as far as it has? Why is Mr. Karoyls still operating the way he is?
My first encounter with this mess was when the Centerville Fire District was dispatched for a tractor trailer roll over on Goat Hill Rd. What was found when members arrived was a tractor trailer on its side on site of a property Mr. Karoyls is filling with C&D material. Now it is a constant worry that we have a steady stream of trucks on our roads and the potential for this to happen again is great. We will all have to deal with the mess and or someone could get seriously injured.
I took some time on a rainy Sunday last week to look at each of Mr. Karolys’ sites he’s been filling with this material. I also got to meet Mr. Karolys first hand. He had no answers for the questions I had other than “I am just trying to make money and no one will leave me alone.” Where is your respect for your neighbors and the environment you are destroying? What I witnessed was very disturbing while passing by his properties and dump sites. His trucks leak oils everywhere leaving rainbows all over, they’re tracking mud and unidentified materials into town, county, and state roadways creating very traitorous road hazards when wet. He is destroying the newly paved 212 highway where his trucks enter and leave the roadway. The worst part is he’s filling our ecosystem with unidentified material that could be potentially harmful to everyone.
We cannot let this go any further. This has to stop. The impact this could have on surrounding properties could be long lasting and devastating to the environment. I call on our town board and its officials who can stop this or at least make sure it is properly and safely regulated, to keep the pressure on and make this a priority for the health and safety of our town and its residents. Time to clean up your act, Karolys!
The photos show the Tractor Trailer rollover, oil spots on Goat Hill Rd, Mud and debris on Route 212 and Goat Hill Rd, and oil slick in runoff water on Goat Hill Rd which also shows a total lack of requirements set forth by the NYSDEC and its section for Storm water discharge from construction activities.
Mike Ivino, Candidate for Town Council