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Developers Change Construction Hours After Work Injures Several Horses
UNION -- Tonight a major construction project in the city of Union is forced to slow down due to several complaints from neighbors. The city is bringing a 1.8 million square foot distribution facility to an industrial zone near Dog Leg Road and developers were sometimes working through the night to get the project done, only problem is they were next to a residential area.
The city of Union's code on noise abatement includes horns, bells, loud speakers, but noise created by construction is exempt.
"Four o'clock in the morning. Constant banging constant pounding constant scraping you can't sleep you can't get any rest," said Yvonne Rhinehart who owns a horse farm right next to the major construction project, "The first time we had an incident I was standing in front of this horse when the blasting started, she pushed me straight down on my knees and I got a blood pocket underneath my knees."
She says she called the Transportation Improvement Department and they agreed to let her know before they did any more major blasts to the roadways, but that didn't stop her horses from being frightened.
"This horse has ran through the fence three or four times," she said. "You can feel she's swollen real bad and that was about eight days ago."
We asked the city how this construction was allowed to happen so close to a horse farm.
"That land was sold for industrial use and has been for very long time so the fact that that land has been developed is a tremendous advantage for our region in terms of bringing brand-new employment to our area," said Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District Executive Director Steve Stanley.
But Rhinehart says when they bought the property in 2011 they didn't realize it was zoned for industrial use.
"We basically lost the reason we bought the property, which was to have quiet enjoyment of the horses and they've torn it apart since the construction," said Rhinehart.
Rhinehart says she asked the developers to provide her horses with an electric fence so they don't have to be relocated during this year long project, but they said no. Something she doesn't understand when that company wrote her a Letter acknowledging: "The vibrations caused by the rock blasting during the construction of the Union Airport Park is creating an environment that is not conducive to the care of the horses."
The city sent the neighbors a letter Friday letting them know construction workers will not be working between the hours of 10pm and 7am anymore. Something Rhinehart is happy to hear, but knows that this project has already caused and may continue to cause her and her horses a lot of stress.
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