Avalon Bay Destroying Quality Of Life
I’ve been a resident of Huntington Country Farms for 14 years. My lovely peaceful piece of the world has been shattered. My quality of life has taken a nosedive. All due to Avalon Bay!! Our Huntington Board seems totally oblivious (I am trying to be kind) or are they just uncaring! We are being subjected to unbearable noise levels and dirt and dust. I understand Avalon Bay is supposed to be controlling the dust with water spraying. Well, it’s a joke. The dust they are creating flies 20 – 25 feet in the air and they’re controlling it by having a once in a while water truck drive down 5th Street and spray the pavement. All this while the dust is flying into our backyards, over our homes and onto our cars in the parking lots.
Work hours are in accordance with town rules — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is a pleasure not having to set my alarm clock and being awakened each morning by bulldozers, payloaders and the backward beeping symphony. As if that’s not enough, several weeks ago heavy equipment was delivered and removed at 11:30 p.m. and then again the following morning at 5:30 a.m. Last Tuesday evening I was again awakened at 11:40 P.M. Yes, P.M. by removal of heavy equipment from the site. At 11:45 p.m. I called the 24-hour public safety hotline to report what was happening… don’t know whether my info was passed onto the “powers that be”. What happened to the 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. rule?
Some type of barrier or trench was dug to prevent runoff from the site getting onto 5th Street. How feeble that lame effort proved to be last evening when 5th Street flooded causing abandonment of two cars. When last night’s storm hit at 9 p.m. heavy equipment was still operating onsite. Don’t know how far into the night it would have gone had the storm not occurred. 5th Street in all my years here, during hurricanes and storms, has never flooded! Not until Avalon Bay. The contaminants that they are purportedly disposing of have now I’m sure washed across 5th Street right into the Huntington Country Farms property.
E-mails had been sent to both Susan Berland and Frank Petrone asking them to join me for breakfast at 7:00 on my patio at which time I could share my “morning delight”. Sooooo surprising that neither invitation was acknowledged. Prior to writing this letter I sent an invite to all the town Board members. I will wait and see if anyone responds.
Huntington Country Farms Resident