Pollution concerns about a storage facility \u2014 and whatever might be kept there \u2014 were raised by at public hearing on Saber Capital Management LLC\u2019s proposal for a four-story two-building self-storage facility built into the hillside at 800 Ethan Allen Highway. \u201cI don\u2019t know how they would prevent hazardous materials from being stored in the buildings,\u201d said Conservation Commission member Jack Kace. Kace addressed the Planning and Zoning Commission \u2014 which is also the Aquifer Protection Agency \u2014 at a July 30 public hearing. The property is in an aquifer protection zone, and is also across Route 7 from Little Pond. The public hearing was continued until Sept. 10. Two Planning and Zoning Commission members were recused from the proceedings: Joe Fossi, who owns the property 800 Ethan Allen Highway; and Charles Robbins, who is a neighbor to it, living at the Regency at Ridgefield condominiums. The proposal is on a three-acre site that was previously approved for development as a contractor\u2019s yard. Saber Capital Management, which proposed the self-storage facility, is a contract purchaser of the site. Attorney Robert Jewell, representing the applicant, said that Chuck Saber, owner of Saber Capital Management, operated other similar self-storage facilities, and had it written into rental contracts for units that no hazardous materials were to be stored there. \u201cIt\u2019s not enough to put it on a sign, or in a contract,\u201d Kace said. Jewell rejected as absurd \u201cthe idea that a self-storage facility is a concern in an aquifer protection zone.\u201d He also said pointed out that the property was already approved for development as a contractor\u2019s yard \u2014 which he said might be more likely to have hazardous chemicals stored in it than a facility that rents mostly to homeowners. Kace reiterated his concerns about the aquifer. \u201cThe building seems pretty well protected against leaks and spills \u2014 once you get in the building,\u201d Kace admitted. But what about spills in the parking lot? \u201cPool chemicals, some of those are hazardous. Lawn chemicals,\u201d Kace said. \u201cOnce you contaminate an aquifer, there\u2019s no easy, quick way to clean it up,\u201d Kace said.\u201dIt\u2019s contaminated forever. So I think we need to think long and hard about what gets stored in the building.\u201d Other Planning and Zoning Commission members and staff had many technical questions about \u201cconstruction staging\u201d during project, given its site, right on Route 7, that is steeply sloped and would require blasting, and removal of rocks, which would later be trucked back to the site for use in the project.