A compactor on Cannon Place?

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.

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14 responses to “A compactor on Cannon Place?”

  1. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    THEY HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!! WHAT IS THIS GARBAGE???? AND THE NURSING HOME CONTINUALLY DUMPING ON THE COMMUNITY??? WAS IT NOT THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION THAT RALLIED TO THE AID OF THE NURSING HOME DURING THE HELLen DEBACLE????? WHAT HAPPENED TO OPEN COMMUNICATION??? WHY WAS THIS NOT BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, WHO LIVES RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET, PRIOR TO IT’S INSTALLATION????? OR IS THIS THE WAY THE NURSING HOME IS GOING TO DO BUSINESS AND THE HELLen WITH THE COMMUNITY????? THIS IS CLEARLY NOT AN ACCEPTABLE SITUATION AND ALL CONCERNS [IE] NOISE,STENCH,RODENTS,HAZARDOUS WASTE ??? AND THE UNSIGHTLY MONSTROSITY MUST BE ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY…AS FOR PARKING IN THE EMPTY LOT ON GILES PLACE…THEY WERE TOLD THAT THEY CANNOT USE THIS AREA FOR A PARKING LOT..HAS ANYONE MET WITH BILL PASCOCELLO??? HE SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN TO DUMP ON THE COMMUNITY…CANNON PLACE WAS NOT CONSTRUCTED TO HANDLE ALL THE TRAFFIC THEY WANT TO FOIST ON IT..HAS ANYONE CONTACTED CANNON HEIGHTS??? ME THINKS THE NURSING HOME IS OPERATING IN THE ‘HELLen MODE’ AND THEY HAVE TO BE TOLD THIS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE..WE WANT THIS SITUATION TO BE DEALT WITH IMMEDIATELY AND WITH SOME ACCEPTABLE RESOLUTIONS FOR ALL CONCERNED…MR.AND MRS.BORITZER NEVER OPERATED LIKE THIS AND MR. PASCOCELLO SHOULD KNOW BETTER…

  2. Kristin

    I remember hearing about this and it was presented as a great new development– ie a replacement for the big garbage truck that used to come roaring down Cannon every night at about midnight.

    I actually kind of liked the late-night roaring garbage truck as it always went by as I was settling down to sleep, and so it was associated in my mind with sleep, the same way I liked the rattle of descending storefront grates when I lived in Harlem.

    Anyway that compactor sure is ugly. I agree they should have to put it out of sight. Is it noisy when it operates?

  3. Kristin Hart

    It’s ugly. The nursing home needs to take its aesthetic impact on the neighborhood seriously.

  4. Karen

    This is ridiculous! They can not put a compactor in a parking lot. They can not park cars on the lot next to their facility UNLESS THEY GET PERMISSION.

  5. Karen

    And, yes, NOISE is the issue.

  6. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    JUST A SUGGESTION..BUT MAYBE YOU SHOULD GET A SMALL DELEGATION TOGETHER AND REQUEST A MEETING WITH THE NEW ADMINISTRATOR AS WELL AS MR. PASCOCELLO. IF HE IS STILL THERE, AND ASK THEM WHY THEY HAVE DECIDED TO BECOME A BLIGHT ON THE COMMUNITY????? THE OBVIOUS ISSUES MUST BE ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY..#1-EYESORE #2- NOISE #3-STENCH #4-RODENTS #5-THE LACK OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIOM… I MEAN, THEY DO REALIZE JUST HOW MUCH CLOUT FIPNA HAS..AND HOW IT’S NOT NICE TO”MESS” WITH US!!!!!!!!

  7. Margaret Groarke

    FIPNA members should remember that we’ve been complaining about the loud nightly garbage pick-up for years. This is an attempt to solve that problem.

    I expect that most people will find the once a day running of a compactor during the daytime preferable to the nightly arrival of (very loud) garbage trucks, which go to both the Giles Place and Cannon Place sides of the building, and back up noisily on Giles Place to get to Cannon Place. We should probably use the noise meter to measure the garbage trucks (which tend to arrive around midnight) as well as the compactor. I know I don’t get the worst of the garbage truck noise, but I hear a lot about it from my neighbors who live nearer the garbage bays, and I know Fred Baker and other Cannon Heights residents were kind of excited to hear about the compactor.

  8. Lynn Schwarz

    I am Lynn Schwarz,a vice-president of FIPNA. I would like to respond to the comments about the compactor. Members of FIPNA and the community met with the administrator concerning several issues that we had with the home (Phil was invited,but did not show),among which was the late night noise and garbage left on both Giles and Cannon and many people on both those streets have been disturbed for many years. The administrator has been very co-operative with us and will meet with any people in the community at any time. I think that the hysterical tone of some of the comments is completely uncalled for especially before giving the administrator a chance to deal with the legitimate concerns of the neighbors.

  9. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    I SEE THAT THINGS ARE STILL THE SAME..IT’S GILES PLACE VERSUS CANNON PLACE…AS LONG AS IT’S NOT ON GILES PLACE WELL IT’S JUST GREAT…AS FAR AS THE HYSTERICAL TONE TO SOME OF THE COMMENTS..I SEEM TO REMEMBER THE OVER ABUNDANCE OF HYSTERIA OR NEAR PANIC WHEN DEALING WITH THE EMPTY LOT ON GILES PLACE…THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED BY TINA ARGENTI AND MYSELF AND WE FORMED IT FOR THE GOOD OF THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD AND TOOK CARE TO SEE THAT EVERYONE’S CONCERNS WERE ADDRESSED, WHETHER THEY WERE IN ATTENDANCE AT A CERTAIN MEETING OR NOT. EVERYTHING WAS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION AND ALL CONCERNED WERE INFORMED OF IMPENDING EVENTS..THIS CLEARLY SHOWS A LACK OF COMMUNICTION.. I CAN SAY FOR CERTAIN, THAT IF THIS UGLY GREEN MONSTROSITY WAS DUMPED ON GILES PLACE, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN AN UPROAR THAT COULD BE HEARD FOR MILES…THERE ARE VERY REAL ISSUES HERE THAT HAVE TO BE ADDRESSED AS I STATED IN MY PRIOR COMMENT #1-EYESORE #2-NOISE #3-STENCH #4-RODENTS #5- C-O-M-M-U-N-I-C-A-T-I-O-N…………ALL VERY LEGITAMATE CONCERNS TO THE HOMEOWNERS ON CANNON PLACE……

  10. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    I HOPE EVERYONE REALIZES THAT THIS OBSCENELY GROTESQUE TRASH COMPACTOR IS NOT GOING TO SOLVE THE NOISE PROBLEM OF THE NIGHTLY GARBAGE TRUCKS…IF ANYTHING IT IS GOING TO ADD TO THE ALREADY DEAFENING CRESCENDOS OF THE NIGHTLY GARBAGE TRUCK….HOW YOU SAY????? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE CACOPHONY OF NOISE CAUSED BY THE REMOVAL OF SAID COMPACTOR IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT?????? THIS IS USUALLY WHEN THEY ARE REMOVED…. AND THEN..LO AND BEHOLD…HERE COMES ANOTHER TRUCK WITH THE REPLACEMENT COMPACTOR….IF YOU THINK YOU HAD NOISE BEFORE…YOU AIN’T HEARD NOTHING YET……. THEN WAS ANY CONSIDERATION GIVEN TO THE WEIGHT OF THIS COMPACTED GARBAGE AND WHAT IT’S REMOVAL WILL DO TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE ROADS??????? GILES PLACE AND CANNON PLACE WERE BUILT MANY YEARS AGO, AS RESIDENTIAL STREETS, NOT A COMMERCIAL VIADUCT FOR TRASH COMPACTORS….THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME VERY SERIOUS INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTS AND IMPACT THIS WILL HAVE ON THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE…..AND DO NOT BE MISLED….FOR THIS WILL AFFECT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY……THERE’S AN OLD ADAGE…’BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, IT MIGHT JUST COME TRUE’ AND IT WILL BITE YOU IN THE BUTT 9 TIMES OUT OF 10………

  11. Lynn Schwarz

    Phil,Terry Grant Stoeth,Janis Kreslins ( 2 residents from Giles Pl),Joe Gurtilla and Tony Centicillo (2 reps from Cannon Heights) and I, Lynn, met with Bruce Zarett (administrator) ,Fidelma Dolan (Associate Administrator) and Noela Worrell (worker and union delegate) from KHRCC on Feb 5. We discussed the compactor( which will be picked up and returned Mon, Weds. and Fri between 7 and 10 AM), the side lot on Giles Pl.,the generator and the ambulettes and ambulances on Cannon Pl. A more detailed summary will be posted later. I felt it was a productive meeting and lines of communication are open.

  12. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    SINCE A FEW PEOPLE SEEM TO TAKE GREAT EXCEPTION TO THE COMMENTS I POSTED,CLAIMING AN UNNECESSARY HYSTERICAL TONE….. I FEEL THE NEED TO REPLY TO THIS VERY UNNECESSARY AND DIVISIVE COMMENTARY…TINA ARGENTI AND MYSELF, FOUNDED FIPNA WAY BACK IN THE LATE 70’S….WE NEVER , EVER DID ANYTHING THAT COULD BE MISCONSTRUED AS FAVORING ONE AREA OF OUR COMMUNITY OVER ANOTHER….OUR MOTTO WAS ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL…..UNITED WE STAND , DIVIDED WE FALL…THERE WERE ALWAYS A FEW NAY SAYERS TO ANYTHING THAT WAS DONE, HOWEVER WE ALWAYS LISTENED TO EVERYONES INPUT..WE MADE SURE WHEN A MEETING WAS HELD, THAT THERE WAS ADEQUATE REPRESENTATION FROM EVERY AREA OF THE COMMUNITY…NOT JUST A CHOSEN FEW AND AT LEAST TWO OR THREE OFFICERS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION WERE IN ATTENDANCE…IT APPEARS THAT THIS MEETING WAS SET UP , NOT BY FIPNA, , BUT RATHER BY CANNON HEIGHTS AND A TOKEN FEW PEOPLE , TO ADVANCE THEIR OWN AGENDA, AS WAS VERY OFTEN THE CASE IN THE PAST…WHEN YOU ARE HAVING A MEETING THAT IS GOING TO GREATLY IMPACT ONE AREA OF THE COMMUNITY YOU MAKE SURE THAT AREA IS FAIRLY AND ADEQUATELY REPRESENTED….AND IN THIS CASE IT IS VERY EVIDENT THAT CANNON PLACE WAS NOT REPRESENTED BY ANYONE THAT THIS GROTESQUE EYESORE HAS IMPACTED…...

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