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Trucks shouldn’t be running down Adams

August 31, 2012
The Alpena News

I live on Adams Street in Alpena. I bought my place because it was zoned R2 residential and no through truck zone. Since I moved in I have had L&S Cement trucks using this road as a route to Lafarge, as many as 20 a day. I contacted the Mayor and City councilmen to no avail, and emailed the city police, and the city attorney. The only real response I received was from Mr. Sullenger who lied to me by telling me L&S had permission from the city for one day usage, but the trucks go down this road every day. I know it would only take about six minutes more to go through the commercial road that was developed for truck usage, all other trucking companies have to. What makes L&S so special? There are two unfenced parks on this route the trucks have to go past, the roller skate and McRae parks. I would hate to see some child get hit. If the City lets them use this street, then I want it rezoned and my taxes lowered it is only fair. Why is the city allowing the law to be broken? Does the city care more about industry than its residents? The noise, traffic and exhaust from these trucks is disgusting and I live near the street. The trucks roll through stop signs and speed and nothing is done about it. Who owns L&S that they get such preferential treatment? The truck route is only 3 1/2 miles more to get where they are going. The cement will not harden before they get there. Even Lafarge said there is no reason for them to use this street.



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