We live directly across from the entrance to the proposed quarry dump project on Burleigh Road. In fact, one of the Lamplighter Park signs is on the corner of my lot. This project will impact my neighbor, Peter Hauser, and myself more than any other Brookfield residents. My wife and I are outraged at the present dump proposal. We can't tell you how upset and disappointed we will be if the quarry dump project is approved.
I purchased and have lived in this home since 1976. I retired six years ago and never expected the city of Brookfield, state of Wisconsin or Department of Transportation to support a project that would totally destroy the quality of my family's life for five to seven years.
The noise, dust, dirt, traffic, danger to private vehicles and pedestrians, plus the vibration, will be unbearable. It will also have a catastrophic impact on wildlife and native vegetation in this area.
The proposed project will last 5 to 7 years. Dump trucks will operate 12 hours a day, 5 days a week. It would entail 16 dump truck trips an hour, or one every four minutes. These trucks weigh 38,000 pounds, empty.
This will lower property value, and the earth-moving equipment will create noise and vibration.
I have discussed this project and the affect it will have on the value of my property with numerous real estate executives. They indicated I will have a very difficult time selling my property and because of my location a significant reduction in my selling price would be needed to entice buyers.
Based on these discussions, can I assume my real estate taxes and those of my neighbors will also be significantly reduced based on our lower value of my property?
I request city assistance in rejecting the proposed quarry dump project, and or necessary approvals and permits.
Robert and Barbara Foote
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