An open letter to the City of Surrey.
Several weeks ago we received a letter from the city in regard to the paving of 24 Avenue.
The letter advised that work would be done from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. We were so pleased that the bumping and banging by the big trucks along the street was finally going to be resolved, even if we had to endure a 5 a.m. start.
It is now 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the time of this writing, and I have been advised by the contractor that they will be paving outside our door all night.
He also advised me that the Surrey engineering department authorized the all-night work and provided the construction company with a noise variance in order to do this work.
At no time was I or anyone that I am aware of having received any notice that this was to take place. I am not sure how my wife and I or any of my neighbours along 24 Avenue will get any sleep tonight. Our home is shaking and the beeping of the machinery make sleeping impossible.
It certainly would have been considerate of the city to give us some advance notice so that we could at least make other sleeping arrangements.
Certainly speaks to the lack of communication with the citizens of this city.
Doug Pawson, Surrey