Respect for Wendell Cross Neighbors
The residents who surround the construction at Wendell L. Cross school in Waterbury welcome a "remodeled" school to their neighborhood but object to the intrusion of construction and unnecessary lights inside and near the school building that change and interfere with the enjoyment of their properties.
Prior to construction, residents on Woodedge and Hamilton Avenue enjoyed a peaceful view of their property at night without glare and distraction from nighttime lights. Since the removal of the woods along Woodedge Avenue and construction began, lights have mostly been dimmed in the evening.
However, starting approximately March 19, 2021, the construction and interior lights on the property have been illuminated 24 hours and 7 days a week. This is unnecessary to protect the property or for safety and is highly disruptive to the local residents.
We ask at a minimum . . .
- all lights during construction that are visible to local residences be returned to a timer that will automatically shut off the interior and exterior lights of the building at night.
- interior lights in the completed buildings that are visible to local residences be the lowest wattage/brightness feasible and set to timers or activated only when occupied.
- exterior lights on the completed buildings that are visible to local residences be the lowest wattage/ brightness feasible and activated by motion detector or some other mechanism to reduce their obtrusiveness.