Heisler resident questions ‘professionally designed’


Professional designed noise barrier in Heisler, Ab. ticks off resident, Lorne Ingrey. ECA Review/submitted

Dear Editor,
Some time back I was in contact with you regarding a re-zoning etc. in Heisler.

I, at one time, indicated that I would not appeal the development permit issued to this business on the grounds that my $300 fee could likely be spent better elsewhere, and that I would likely lose the appeal anyway.

Well, I was advised to appeal anyway, which I did, at the cost of $300 of my meager pension money. Here is the result.

As predicted, I , for all intentional purposes,  lost.

The ruling was to be binding on all parties, which I accepted, in good faith.

The one recommendation/requirement of their decision was that a suitable “professionally designed” fence/noise barrier was to be erected along the rear of the property in question by the Aug. 31, 2015. The plans were to be submitted to the village for approval before installation.

The photo is the result of the most up-to-date design and engineering of our time. You can readily see how ‘engineering and professional design’ has deteriorated.

This is not a joke, this example of ‘design excellence’ is still in place today. I am certain that any one of your readers would love to have this beautiful structure across the lane from their home. This is located in beautiful downtown Heisler AB… the industrial centre of Flagstaff County…..

It is time to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t jump puddles for you….

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