Russ Bennett: Noise tortures them each night

January 18, 2014 

We live near Yosemite Lanes bowling alley, which is north of Beard Industrial District. There is loud machinery noise that comes from somewhere in the vicinity of Lapham Avenue. We hear this noise all night long!

Noise can travel a very long distance at night, and this noise keeps us awake. We have lived in this house for many years. The noise from the Beard Industrial District started in the fall of 2012. From about March through September 2013, we did not hear the machinery noise. We thought that was the end of the problem. But in October, 2013, it started again and it is still going on.

You folks in the future Wood Colony Industrial Park area might also be subjected to loud industrial machinery running at night. Maybe night-time train whistles and rail cars banging together as well. If a person does not get quality sleep at night, it creates health problems (mental and physical). It is just not right to force anyone to listen to any noise, all night long!

RUSS BENNETT

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