Letter: No solution to noise pollution
Feb 21, 2013 | 2713 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print



This is an update on the mechanical humming problem near the Glen Arbor bridge in Ben Lomond. You can follow the process on Twitter under the hashtag #slvHUM.

It's still here. In fact, it's gotten much worse.

Through personal initiative, I've eliminated all locally situated noise pollution problems.

A final culprit comes down to large machinery and pumps operating at the County Public Works project on Highway 9, just above Glen Arbor Bridge.

Something is running almost 24-7 with a low, deep, gut-wrenching vibration and sound. It permeates the neighborhood at 4 a.m.

The vibration and hum are now so insinuating and prevalent, I cannot sit, sleep or stay in my home.

The vibration alone keeps me from any sleep. I've tried and tried to get assistance.

I tried Bruce McPherson's office — nice words, no follow-through.

I tried calling the Public Works number — I tried — but they are off for Presidents Day.

I am so desperate, I am now calling the nonemergency sheriff number to log the situation in case of legal processes when this is finally sorted out.

I have tried. I am tired. This has ruined my life. I do not know what else to do but sell my beloved home and move out of the area.

There has to be a better option. This is not rocket science. This is a manmade situation with a manmade solution.

So, San Lorenzo Valley, that is where it stands. You have no recourse if someone or some entity decides to invade your private space with their noise pollution in Santa Cruz County.

Dona Ridgeway, Ben Lomond

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Ala Wai
February 25, 2013
We live near the bridge and haven't heard anything. I've asked a couple of neighbors and they haven't heard anything.

Maybe it's tinnitis? http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tinnitus/DS00365

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