I can certainly relate to the surprise appearance of a trailer park in Sippewissett, as noted in last week’s letters. We have had a similar experience in Teaticket where a “green,” eco-friendly car wash has in fact become a major source of noise pollution. When the wash is operating there is a very loud whooshing sound that fills the adjacent Teaticket Park, neighboring yards for half a mile, even over to the Teaticket School playground. It sounds like the end of a runway at Logan Airport. Hence, no enjoyment walking in the park, no relaxation on decks or in back yards or playgrounds. It would not take long to enumerate other examples, past and present, of visual, aural and sometimes dangerous results from the execution of legal permits.
It is worth noting, however, that the Town of Falmouth has no mechanism for addressing these unintentional and unanticipated bad outcomes. Citizens are stuck with the unwanted situation and there is no format to establish accountability or enforceable responsibility for fixing what is wrong.
So we can share each other’s pain. At least it is possible to avoid the trailer park by using alternative routes. In Teaticket we can’t escape the noise pollution. Welcome to Falmouth!
Richard A. Stone