Our concerns are: aesthetic quality of the surroundings being destroyed (most of the wooded area has already been cut down), increased noise, drainage and contaminant seepage into our wells, air quality, visual pollution with increased lighting at night, vermin and increased mosquito activity (we have lots of health concerns).
Although the owner of this business has tried to assure us that he will follow every stipulation as outlined in the town’s regulations to make sure our concerns are put to rest, we are not confident that he will. It may be too late if he is allowed to build this and years down the road, we find that dangerous elements have already contaminated our lands and private wells.
If you run a business in this area, don’t you think it will be detrimental to your business? None of us is opposed to growth in our community; we welcome new businesses that will bring jobs and will fit in with the overall small-town feel of Derry. We think that Dumpster Depot will only bring down our property values, as well as create an “eyesore” for those customers who do decide to patronize the surrounding businesses (for example, the Cinema, Walmart, Woof-Meow, Hannafords).
We want to work together as a community to defeat this horrible plan.
Proposal would not ‘Move Derry Forward’
To the editor:
As a Derry taxpayer for close to two decades now, I find myself (and my neighbors) in a struggle to maintain the rural feel to my neighborhood and existing woodlands that surround it. Let me give you some background here. Back in 2010, there were three goals for the TIF District set forth in the “Moving Derry Forward” report to the Town Council (created by the Arnett Development Group).
The third goal reads as follows: Demonstrate via the Best Practices Guide eco-methods for internal water runoff, drainage, and trail and road designs to encourage maximum density, resulting in a higher value for their land, and higher taxes and better jobs for the community.