During the Cedaredge Town Board's regular meeting on Nov. 15, trustees were presented with a letter that outlined some of the issues that concern golf course homeowners about locating a new sewer treatment plant south of the driving range.
The letter made the following statements about the site:
• The site is 170 yards from an established neighborhood.
• The (consultant's site location study) states that the (sewer) facilities will not affect land values, which may be true for the land (the plant will) sit on. But it definitely will affect property values of the neighborhood that is just north of the site. Property values have already been diminished by the downturn in the ecomony. (We) don't believe that to save money on land the town should sacrifice the property values in this neighborhood.
• The (consultant's site location study) further states that under air quality there is the possibility that the facility will create an odor nuisance problem. Remember, this site is within view of the golf course as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.
• The (consultant's site location study) makes no reference to noise nuisance; yet, by the description and illustrations there are grit removal devices, large blowers, and other mechanisms which could create noise.
• To build this facility (in this location) construction equipment, concrete trucks, supplies, and workers would have to enter the area through an established neighborhood.
• The bridge on Jay Street is unsafe for everyday traffic in the neighborhood, let alone for this type of construction traffic.
• Old Goat Trail is only paved part way to the site with the remainder of the road unpaved, which is a dust or mud problem depending on the weather.
The letter also recommended an alternative location nearby on the west side of Old Goat Trail and further south that is being evaluated by the town board's consultant.blog comments powered by Disqus