Letters: Noise is too much

Job well done, Maple Ridge mayor.

Editor, The News:

Since the beginning of the summer, most of Pitt Meadows has had to tolerate the repetitive pounding noise of what sounds like a pile driver all day long, Monday to Friday.

According to the city, it is a land compactor on Airport Road, and will continue til the fall.

Even though it is clearly above the maximum noise level allowed, it is continuing as planned. It has become an annoying part of our lives this summer and complaints to the city and council seem to fall  on deaf ears (pardon the pun).

In its eagerness to develop its own version of Port Kells,  Pitt Meadows has crammed fill farms and industrial construction together with residential houses.

Dirt on vehicles, laundry and homes and unreasonable industrial noise is the result.

I have lived here 43 years with the sounds and ashes of lumber mills, blasting blueberry cannons, low-flying airplanes and more, but this new development comes with little consideration to the people who live here and pay the taxes.

Dave Douglas

Pitt Meadows

 

Well done, Mayor Read

Editor, The News:

When the new mayor was looking for votes,and stood on my doorstep (God love her) and said I will eliminate homelessness, I giggled. But she actually did it. They all live on Cliff ave. now. Well done.

Patrick Clark

Maple Ridge

 

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