The South Nyack Task Force has continued to work on the problems with construction noise. Our consultant has helped us determine that the noise monitoring isn’t being done correctly. The construction contract says that they should be measuring the maximum sound level. They have in fact been measuring average sound levels. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there have been more violations, but we have requested that the monitors be reprogrammed.
Tappan Zee Constructors has said that many of the reported violations have actually been due to landscaping, like mowing and that the pounding is below the allowed limits. We are looking into this and have asked our consultant to confirm the measurements. It may be that, as we feared, the limits the Thruway set for themselves are much higher than what we think is reasonable for our residents to endure.
The Village Board, South Nyack Task Force members and I would like to thank Chief Newbury and his staff for the work they have done regarding Tappan Zee Constructors’ workers parking on village streets. I had asked that the officers on duty take down license plate numbers that belong to this group of folks. In some cases the individuals were spoken to directly by one of the officers. The employees have been told by Tappan Zee Constructors that they are not allowed to park on South Nyack streets. Carla Julian, Community Outreach/Diversity Manager for Tappan Zee Constructors is reviewing their contracts to see if legal action can be taken in regards to termination of workers who ignore this parking rule.
I hope to see all of you at our next outdoor summer concert, featuring Steven Swann. It will be held at South Nyack’s Franklin Street Park this Sunday, July 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Looking forward to seeing you there.