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Board told truck noise on Ridge is grating

Truck traffic on Ridge Road has made for a loud existence, a resident told the Town Board on Monday night.

"It used to be pleasant to live on Ridge Road, but there has been an inordinate increase in truck traffic, and they are extremely noisy even with the windows closed," said Patricia Schultz, who lives a few houses away from Town Hall and Modern Disposal landfill.

She said she counted 10 trucks passing in three minutes. She asked the board to consider regulations on the trucks and said maybe it was time to consider a sound wall barrier on Ridge Road.

Supervisor Fred Newlin said he was not aware of any increase in the number of trucks on Ridge Road. He suggested that Police Chief Ronald Winkley contact Schultz to discuss the issue.

In another matter, the board put its frustrations with the Niagara Power Coalition and its executive director, Mark Zito, into a formal resolution, asking for a five-year audit of how the coalition members' annual payments of $210,000 were being spent. Each of seven members contribute $30,000 per year.

The resolution echoed complaints board members had made at their last meeting.

Newlin said he has asked Chairman William Ross for the numbers and expects he will comply but noted that "a formal resolution wouldn't hurt."

e-mail: nfischer@buffnews.com

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