Letter To The Editor: Village Construction Disrupting Residents' Sleep

The following is a letter submitted by Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner.

By Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Supervisor:

A few years ago, a landlord repaved his parking lot on Central Ave.  The work took place during evening hours and residents who lived near the shopping center were inconvenienced by loud noise and lights. Town Clerk Judith Beville and I contacted the landlord in advance of the overnight work. They agreed to offer residents free accommodations in a nearby hotel. Most residents decided to stay in their home. Some accepted the offer. The work continued. And there was a lot of good will.

Last night overnight work at the Popham Road bridge disrupted residents ability to sleep. The following are two emails (received additional calls) from residents who could not sleep. I believe that the village or contractor should offer to put residents in a hotel if work continues during the evening hours. I have reached out to the village and have asked them to consider the request.

Two emails from Edgemont residents:

With all due respect, we are working people and need to sleep. This is a form of torture. It is after 11 p.m. and the drilling is keeping me awake. I need to get up at 5 a.m. This is unbearable. Please make them stop.

Just to point out that it is 3:07 am and the house is wide awake from the jack hammering. This is UNACCEPTABLE!!! I trust this will not happen again and ask assurance that no jack hammering will happen again after midnight. Kindly advise asap.


STAGE 3 DEMOLITION: The Village of Scarsdale has announced the Popham Road Bridge Stage 3 demolition is scheduled to commence Monday night, June 18, 2012 and continue until the end of July 2012.  For safety reasons the demolition work is required to be performed at night between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. The demolition work entails removing the last section (middle section) of the existing bridge which includes the concrete deck, concrete abutments, concrete footings and structural steel. The concrete will be removed with the use of drills, jack hammers and backhoes. The noise level will vary in intensity depending on the type of demolition being performed.

The Village has directed the contractor, whenever possible, to perform the noisiest work at the beginning part of the night.  Stage 3 is the last bridge construction stage while Stage 4 includes finishing punch list and administrative items. The Popham Road Bridge construction is anticipated to be finished by the end of December 2012 with punch list and administration items completed by February 2013


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