At first I wasn’t sure what this big green hunk of metal was now sitting in the Nursing Home driveway.
Could it be a dumpster? A water tank? What is it?
After further investigation it turns out that it is a hydraulic compactor used to crush garbage.
I was surprised to see something this monstrous sitting right in front of the Nursing Home in plain view for all to see. Did anyone from the nursing home tell the community that they were going to put such a machine in plain sight?
As it turns out according to Lynn (Vice-President) they did!
At a meeting that I was not in attendance, there was mention of this machine being installed.
Well the first time I heard about it was the day they dropped it off last week!
So here is the plan according to the Nursing Home Administrator relayed through Lynn:
- This compactor will replace both garbage areas on Cannon & Giles.
- This compactor will be run once a day between the hours of 7am – 11pm for an unknown amount of time.
- This compactor will be emptied twice a week during the same time frame.
- This compactor will be used for food and trash.
So my questions and I am sure I will not be alone here are:
- Is this compactor going to be covered or fenced in?
- What is going to be done to control rodents?
- What is going to be done to control odor?
- What is going to be done to mitigate any sound issues?
- Why was this not place in one of the now empty garbage bays either on Cannon or Giles?
The other mention that I just first heard about today, is that the Nursing Home wants to remove all cars from the front parking lot and park them around on Giles where the empty lot currently sits. Then they want to make all deliveries go to the front parking lot which will alleviate all the problems on Giles when the trucks make deliveries and block the street.
This is all fine and dandy but what about all the neighbors on Cannon Place that have to deal with the constant flow of traffic and noise?
Yes I am complaining because it is here right outside my living room windows!
I feel that the Nursing Home should be more transparent in what they are planning to do when it affects the community directly surrounding them.
If you are unhappy with this new news, please give the Nursing Home a call and let them know your feelings.