Resident upset about pipeline staging site


Resident upset about pipeline staging site


Date: January 14, 2010
by: Kurt Schultheis | City Editor


A Buttonwood Drive resident is upset that a construction company is using vacant home lots on Neptune and Triton Drives as a staging area for large black plastic pipes being used for the town’s water pipeline upsizing project.

Thomas Jendrysik, a Buttonwood Drive resident, sent a letter to the Town Commission dated Jan. 11 in which he states loud truck noises coming from construction vehicles are heard every morning from the staging site.

Wrote Jendrysik: “It is bad enough that the Town Commission has permitted the destruction of the pleasant wooded area for a development which has leveled the area, but now, you are permitting it to be used as a storage area for trucks and material.”

Town Manager Bruce St. Denis and Public Works Director Juan Florensa, however, said Palmetto-based Westra Construction Corporation reached an agreement with Collier-Walker Development to use the site as a staging area for the upsizing project.

The project consists of the installation of approximately 14,000 lineal feet of 12–inch to 16-inch diameter water pipes along the east side of Gulf of Mexico Drive from Bay Isles Road to the south end of the Key.  
The project’s estimated completion date is September 2010, weather permitting.

St. Denis and Florensa said the construction company must adhere to town codes, including the town’s noise ordinance that permits work before 8 a.m.

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  • I think it's outragous for Westra Construction Corp to use vacant home lots which are zoned residential as a staging area for the upsizing water main piping project which is being installed along Gulf of Mrexico Drive. The better solution would have been to store the materials along Gulf off Mexico Drive along with the heavy construction trucks and dozers so that nearby residents would not be disturbed every morning for months before 8AM. As the project moves South it would be more economical to place equipment and materials ajoining recently dug trenches rather than travel back and forth to Neptune.
  • Lee Pokoik
    Thu 14th Jan 2010
    at 10:26pm
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