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Old 11-17-2007, 08:26 PM
 
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Everyone does all of those things--you are by no means doing anything exceptional. If you're not living in your house, buying gas, etc., someone else will be. The actual taxes or a good estimate should have been known in advance before you bought as well, so that, too, should have been no surprise.

The bottom line is that no one forced you to move close to a commercial installation that makes more noise than you find comfortable. That was a choice you made. It is not, nor should it be, up to other people to bear the financial burden to remedy a bad decision you made.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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If we are going to convolute a valid need for change into a "who was here first argument" - the Kansa Tribe wins.

Other than "they were here first" is there any rational argument against the imposing of sound restrictions on this or any other industrial facility?
There is a very valid argument. If you move next to a smelly factory, a noisy airport or even a late night nightclub then you ought to know that there are certain unplesant effects of living next to such a thing. If the effects do not bother you, move in. But if they do you need to look elsewhere for a house in a location that is more pleasing to you. Living under the flight path of an airport- which I do- is not always pleasant but when we bought our house, it was made very clear to us that the subdivision we live in is under the flight path of the Fulton County Airport and also has a major petro pipeline that runs underground through it. But the price was good and we bought anyway. Should I now demand that Fulton County cease operations at the airport? Or that the pipeline be shut down and relocated?
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:19 PM
 
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I received a letter today from the City of Louisburg about the meeting that the Mayor and City Manager had with representatives of Panhandle Eastern about the noise problem.

To quote the last line of the letter: " The company does accept the responsibility to be a good corporate neighbor and plans to take measures that should improve the relationship with the Louisburg community."

The company projects that the problem will take about nine months to fix and they have started on the solution.

Panhandle is owned by Southern Union which does about 2 billion dollars in annual revenue. Panhandle is operating within the law and SU has enough money and lawyers to fight this forever, BUT they want to do the right thing.

WOW! Thank you Mayor, City Manager, Panhandle and Southern Union.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:50 PM
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Help is on the way!

Noisy neighbor across the water - KCCommunityNews.com
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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Has anyone else had enough of the noise from the natural gas compressor station on the south side of town. I am on the computer in my office because I can not hear the TV over the noise of the station.
I have been to the city council twice and contacted the newspaper and have been told by both that I am the only one complaining.
Let me hear what you think.
We are thinking about moving from KC to Louisburg to be close to our children in south Overland Park. Concerned about your note on compressor noise. We are elderly -mid 70's and looking at a house at the Lakes. Is the noise a problem in this area of Louisburg? Thanks
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:06 AM
 
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We are thinking about moving from KC to Louisburg to be close to our children in south Overland Park. Concerned about your note on compressor noise. We are elderly -mid 70's and looking at a house at the Lakes. Is the noise a problem in this area of Louisburg? Thanks
The company that owns the compressor station did install the noise abatement equipment as promised and it did make a significant improvement in the quality of life in Louisburg.

I would honestly say that most people would not be bothered by the noise as it now is typically in the high 50 decibel range at night and below the ambient noise level during the day. It will get as high as 70 decibels, but that noise level is very rare. All of the vibration is gone along with the low frequency sound that penetrated the house. It now sounds like a freeway at about a half of a mile in the distance.

You will hear the compressor at the Lake as described above but, as my wife says "life makes noise".

I hope that this information helps as I feel that the company that owns the compressor station did their part to be a good neighbor.
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