Another step in the closure of the controversial TLA/Pond View demolition debris and recycling company in East Providence has taken place.
A public auction of the facility’s equipment was held on Dec. 20. It followed the approval of a motion made by attorney John Mancini, the Superior Court-appointed receiver, to close the Dexter Road facility on Sept. 11.
Mancini was appointed by Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein to come up with a plan to close the plant. Ken Foley, the owner of the Pond View property, did not oppose the closure motion.
Petrowsky Auctioneers, Inc., of North Franklin, Conn., conducted the auction, according to a story in the East Providence Post. The auction was for the “entire equipment and rolling stock inventory from the former construction and demolition debris processing and recycling facility.”
Equipment included large-scale items such as shredders, screeners and portable grinders. Smaller items included the office equipment, such as chairs, filing cabinets, computers and printers. Bidders came from all across the country because the auction was simulcast on the Internet.
The next step in the Pond View closure is the clean-up. An $800,000 bond acquired by Mancini as the receiver will be used to clean up the facility and remove significant amounts of debris that remain at the site.