OPPOSITION TO CONSTRUCTION OF A UNITED AUTO SUPPLY WAREHOUSE/DISTRIBUTION CENTER
OPPOSITION TO CONSTRUCTION OF A UNITED AUTO SUPPLY WAREHOUSE/DISTRIBUTION CENTER AT HENCLE BLVD. & RTE. 48 IN THE TOWN OF LYSANDER, NEW YORK
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We, the undersigned residents of the Town of Lysander, respectfully petition the Board of Directors of the Town of Lysander to reject the proposal by Ranalli ALA, LLC (United Auto Supply) to extend the water and sewer districts to support the construction a 1 million square foot warehouse/distribution center on the parcel located at the intersection of Hencle Boulevard and Route 48. The location of the facility is directly adjacent to multiple neighborhoods that would be negatively impacted by its construction and operation including, but not limited to the following concerns:
1. A facility of this size and scope will overwhelm the community at large and fundamentally change the character of the residential neighborhoods and village that it borders.
2. The facility is expected to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 363 days a year. This will generate a relentless amount of noise that will have an adverse effect on the quality of life of the citizens of Lysander and neighboring communities. The tractor trailer traffic alone will generate substantial noise, as well as significant air pollution from the vehicles’ exhaust.
3. Tractor trailers approaching the traffic light on Rte. 690 at the intersection of Hencle Blvd., where trucks would enter and exit the facility, would routinely apply the vehicles’ compression release brake (Jake brake) to slow down, which produces a loud staccato noise that can be in excess of 100 decibels.
4. Truck traffic into and out of the site will be a source of significant traffic congestion.
5. The location of the facility relative to the intersections of Hencle Boulevard, Route 48 and Route 690 will make it difficult, if not impossible for current residents to access Route 690 by turning left onto Hencle Boulevard from Route 48S. This will inadvertently reroute local traffic through the Village of Baldwinsville and surrounding neighborhoods.
6. The facility is expected to employ 500 people, whose commute to and from the site will have a significant impact on traffic congestion, and will likely reroute commuter traffic through the village and surrounding neighborhoods.
7. The proposed site will be under construction for at least 3 years, contributing to substantial noise pollution, air pollution and traffic congestion during that time.
8. The noise, traffic, lighting and drainage/runoff from the massive facility will have an adverse impact on the flora and fauna of the adjacent Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area, as well as the many wildlife enthusiasts who enjoy and interact with the habitat and animal species that the NYS DEC has diligently sought to preserve.
9. Water pressure in the surrounding neighborhoods has been a persistent problem and would likely be further impacted by the vast water requirements of a facility of this magnitude.