Open House regarding Alyth Yards

April 3rd, 2012 by rca_president Leave a reply »

We have received this communication from Inglewood president, Bill Bakelaar, in regards to the noise, pollution and vibrations that have been coming from Alyth rail yards.

For two years, unreasonable amounts of noise, pollution and vibrations have been coming from Alyth rail yards. Affected neighbors in surrounding communities have been have been frustrated in their attempts to negotiate with CP Rail for some mitigation of the situation. Now with the long awaited advent of the City instigated study into the situation, Inglewood, Ramsay, and the escarpment areas of Albert Park, Southview, Ogden and West Dover have the opportunity to let their voices be heard. The consultants engaged to devise a solution need to hear from those affected neighbors to shape their research during the study.

On April 17, a Town Hall meeting at the Inglewood Community Hall has been organized to bring together impacted residents with the consultants to tell their story. A brief history of the issue and study will be provided but the bulk of the time will be spent in break out groups to inform the researchers how the rail expansion has affected them. This data will be used in turn to shape the monitoring program and potential mitigates and solutions.

It is absolutely critical that this opportunity to frame the research be seized – this may our last chance to participate in a solution at a public level. For anyone who has lost sleep, been unable to enjoy quiet summer evenings in their gardens, been forced to keep their windows closed to screen out the din or is tired of being blasted with diesel exhaust – this is your time to speak up! We know how many people have given up complaining after the prolonged period of inaction by CP Rail but this is your chance. The consulting group has been engaged to do nothing but listen to your concerns, so don’t miss the opportunity.

Please mark this date on your calendars and encourage your neighbors to come out to 1740 24th Avenue SE at 7:00 Tuesday, April 17.

Yours truly,

Bill Bakelaar, President – ICA

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