LETTERS

Alternatives to sewers fallen in deaf ears

Posted 9/9/21

To the Editor: I live on Cady Avenue in Riverview and am one of several hundred homeowners who is vehemently opposed to the sewers. First of all, we were told that if any Indian artifacts were found as a result of the digging, they would cease to

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LETTERS

Alternatives to sewers fallen in deaf ears

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To the Editor:

I live on Cady Avenue in Riverview and am one of several hundred homeowners who is vehemently opposed to the sewers.

First of all, we were told that if any Indian artifacts were found as a result of the digging, they would cease to continue.  However, they continued on, regardless.

Please note that the Washington Post recently printed a news article entitled “The Endless Robbing of Native American Graves.” According to the article, the FBI is cracking down on those who continue to dig.

Riverview is composed of many young families as well as many retirees, living on pensions and/or Social Security, who cannot afford the exorbitant cost of these sewers.

We received a “Notification to Proceed” of the “Bayside Sewer Construction Project” within the past few days. It states that a “Single Family Dwelling Unit (EDU) will not exceed $16,900, payable over 30 years … including a nominal interest rate,” which is not given. This is based on monies to be obtained from the “American Rescue Plan,” which I do not think is guaranteed.

We have provided environmentally sound, less costly alternatives to the sewer project, but they have fallen on the deaf ears of both the Mayor and Councilman Ladouceur. The Councilman does not live in Riverview, and I wonder why he is so adamant about the installation of sewers.

I sincerely hope that you will include our concerns in your article.

Barbara Richman

Warwick

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