Trash service shouldn't affect your SweetBay sleep
SweetBay in Panama City is a wonderful, beautiful, and usually quiet community. However, every Tuesday and Friday the city trash service picks up between the hours of 4:30 am and 6:00 am, destroying sleep for many of the SweetBay residents. The issue lies in that this community contains homes that are very close together with short setbacks from roads/alleys, and many homes have complex alleys behind them where the trash truck must carefully navigate back and forth very close to the bedrooms of sleeping residents. In addition, the incredibly noisy trash trucks are fully hydraulically actuated and make ear piercing/window rattling noise on every can pick up, when shaking the cans 15 ft in the air, and when backing down roads and alleys (back up beeps). These noises repeat every 30 to 40 ft. The harsh noise of these trucks violate local noise ordinances at these times. The trucks originally came early to avoid the construction trucks lining roads/alleys, which made sense. However, with Phase 1 (1A,1B,1C) of SweetBay fully complete, this petition asks that the city of Panama City please move the pickup of Sweet Bay Phase 1 to anytime after 8:00 a.m. on the given pick up days. We are all grateful of the hard work these wonderful professionals do, but just not at the current pickup times. Please sign for the sake of your family and my family's sleep and mental wellbeing. Thank you for your support!