Board approves portable potty dealer’s Saugerties site plan

Edward Garcia’s portable toilets aren’t your everyday porta potties; they are a luxury version of the portable toilet. Garcia’s company, Imperial Restrooms Inc., provides portable restrooms and showers. The company has been in business on VanBuskirk Road in Saugerties for the past four years and is planning to expand to a larger site on Route 32. “We’ll be going from under two acres to 6.5 acres,” he said. The current owner of the property, Joseph Gambino, recently subdivided the property, Garcia said. The property has a 5,000-square-foot warehouse building and a residential building of a bit more than 2,000 square feet.

In response to a prior question from the board about changes to the property, Garcia said, “we’re not going to change one thing.” Some equipment would be stored on a gravel area, but it would be smaller than the equipment Gambino stored there.

Garcia has a number of  portable restroom facilities up and down the East Coast, as far south as Florida. He plans to have the portable toilets emptied off site, with the effluent sent to an approved facility after each use, with cleaning of the interior on the site.

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The RV units are high end, with granite counter tops and porcelain sinks, according to the company’s website. Pictures of some of the models can be seen at imperialrestrooms.com.

The board agreed to waive a public hearing. Chairman Post said an Ulster County Planning Board review is not required and a State Environmental Quality Review is also not required. The board voted to approve the application.

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