Neighbors of speculated Amazon Warehouse say game-changing job catalyst isn’t worth the truck traffic

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TOWN OF CLAY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On the beautiful late-summer day in Central New York, golf carts were zipping by on the fairways of the Liverpool Golf and Country Club.

People who live nearby are already dreading the truck traffic that will be zipping by on Morgan Road if the golf course gets turned into the world’s second-largest warehouse for a company like Amazon.

With less than 12 hours notice, Valerie Robinson attended a public hearing Friday morning at the Clay Town Hall.

The meeting, hosted by the Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency, is required when the incentives offered total more than $100,000.

Robinson lives on Morgan Road, four miles from where the golf course is and where the warehouse would go. She’s already frustrated by the amount of truck traffic and is against the warehouse project thought to make the problem worse.

Robinson tells NewsChannel 9, “Jobs wouldn’t affect me in the least, because I’m retired. They could get that 1,000 jobs but put the warehouse someplace where it’s not so populated, someplace with less residential areas and more industrial.”

Clay Town Supervisor Damian Ulatowski reminds his constituents that just across the street of the proposed location is the distribution center for Raymour and Flanagan.

Ulatowski says it’s too early for him to endorse the project, but his first reaction is a positive one. He says that 1,000-job projects don’t come around that often.

The Town of Clay will hold a public meeting the evening of Monday, September 30 at Liverpool High School.

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