City steps up to plate for residents
| Posted: Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 11:38 am
We are glad to see the City of Airdrie filed a court injunction against Condillo Foods Ltd. after a stop work order was seemingly ignored by the company since January. (See story on page 3).
The City is doing what any municipality should: listening to the concerns of local residents and taking actions to rectify the problem.
For years, we have heard concerns from nearby residents about the smell coming from the factory and recently those residents are saying the problem has been getting worse.
According to Condillo Plant Manager Derek Walker, the problem stems from technical issues with an exhaust system. A difficulty that has been ongoing since at least December when we last wrote about the issue. (See “Resident fed up with factory smell” at www.airdriecityview.com)
It is not acceptable to have a deficiency or malfunction in the factory for almost four months no matter what the circumstances but especially when the affect of that deficiency negatively impacts residents in the neighbourhood near your building.
We are pleased to see the City step up and go to bat for the residents who have concerns about being able to enjoy their home and backyards without an offensive odour.
We are all for commercial and industrial development in Airdrie but it must be done right and held accountable when something a business does negatively effects local residents.