R: Despite the NDP majority & being the only PC MLA allowed to vote on the Committee for Families & Communities, I recently made four motions--& they all passed—unanimously! The NDP proposed a bill that would have done the opposite of protecting motor vehicle repair customers; so I am glad that I was able to help ensure the bill will never see the light of day!
Protecting the Rights of Constituents in Our Part of Town
URGENT NEED FOR IMMEDIATE CHANGE IN LOCATION OF SW CALGARY GRAVEL PIT SITE
Many of my constituents are pleased to see the SWCRR is beginning to be built--but I write to you today on behalf of constituents who have contacted my office in the past 2 weeks--who are very upset and angry that KGL has placed a gravel crushing operation on the land right behind their homes! A number of residents have been in direct contact with KGL; and some have actually been told that this was a fortuitous decision, if you can believe it. This is not in any way acceptable: there was no public consultation--& all they ever received were household notices--after the operation had already begun to set up on site! The operation is to run non-stop for several years, 9 am - 9 pm, daily. The level of noise--and the smell from an operation of this magnitude--will impact the quality of life of these residents extremely negative ways. This brings damaging environmental impact on the community's air quality: not just with dust from gravel crushing, but also from the large loaders coming and going...for years!
Even though the site is located 400 meters from the homes, this does not guarantee that the heavy equipment will not be travelling close to the homes of the residents. Again, this is unacceptable. Alberta Transportation has indicated that it is unfortunate KGL did not inform them about the plans to locate the gravel crusher west of Bridlewood until after the public consultations were done; and they also communicated that Alberta Transportation expressed disappointment to KGL over this issue; but that is not good enough in this case!
With the full support of the Bridlewood Community Association and on behalf of their residents--we are formally requesting that Alberta Transportation intercede--and have KGL move this operation to a site which is much more appropriately further away from residents...this month. Your quick attention and action on this request is greatly appreciated.
> As soon as I receive a response, I will let you know!