Back in 1979 when the location of the Sewer Plant was to be located down by the
AF Boat harbor instead of where it is currently, Pleasant Grove City cried
loudly that it could not afford the piping to the proposed location. The sewer plant was relocated closer to Pleasant Grove, because Pleasant Grove
insisted on it. Today Pleasant Grove is complaining about the smell of the
sewer plant where it requested the sewer plant be located.
Wow, did the homes move there before the smell appeared? What property rights do
you have when you move next to something you don't want and then lobby to
get the thing you don't want moved?
The posters above clearly have no idea what they're talking about.We here in the United States shall not be ruled by the minority. And I grow
tired of the minority trying to throw the majority under the bus. Whether they
be gay rights groups, illegal immigrants, atheists, or unscrupulous businessmen.
I am sick and tired of it. Let the majority rule. That business has a
responsibility to the community. It has clearly failed. Move the compost pile.
The well being of the citizens and nearby businesses must be protected. The
needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
If the smell and plant was there first, and was legally permitted to process
biological (human solid waste) matter, then the people who moved in afterwards
really should not complain. It is like building a home next to an airport or
air base and complaining about the noise.I'll bet the
developers did not disclose the odor problem or if they mentioned it they did so
in passing and focused on the sale.Society has screamed for decades
that we need to re-cycle and waste less and get closer to Mother Earth, well
boys and girls this is how it's done. Am I sympathetic to
those who moved in next door? Yes, experience is a hard teacher but fools will
have no other.I get a kick out of a possible solution, raise
people's taxes to move the operation "someplace else". Sort of
reminds me of the rendering plant located south of Provo, that was there for
decades and suddenly when people developed the nearby land they all of a sudden
noticed the odor and the State ponied up money to move them out of the county.
The reality is, these developers bought the land cheap, BECAUSE it was next to
the sewer plant. Now they want the rest of us (the majority!) to pay, so that
THEY (a very small group) can make a killing on their investment, and
they've convinced Pleasant Grove that they can get lots of tax revenue from
this property as well. Getting the city into it is designed to make their
attempt, at making others pay for their own gain, look like it is in the
"people's" benefit, kind of like when groups include "education
and children" to give legitimacy to their cause, when they really care for
neither.They actually don't care about the stink or the people.
What they care about is the perception of having the sewer plant near the
properties they want to sell at a huge profit, which they bought knowing full
well the situation. Their real goal is to get rid of the plant altogether,
which will be their next step if they are successful in getting the composting
moved.This is not for the "people's" benefit. It is
for their own pockets.
Mitt Romney could fix this problem in a jiffy.
Just like a bunch of liberals. Move in next to an airport, sewer plant or
shooting range, and then complain about the activities that take place next
door, and demand that the folks who were there first move to a new location.I bet these are the same people who are into all that environmental
recycling and compost stuff. Just as long as it is not done anywhere near
them.Sorry, that is a good place for the sewer plant, and their
composting project makes economic and environmental sense, even if there are
odors associated with it.If they do move the sewer plant, then maybe
we can get it zoned for an animal feed lot and slaughterhouse, or maybe a
go-kart track, or rock band practice facility, or a halfway house for violent
criminals and mentally ill. I am sure the neighbors would be much happier.