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Construction Noise

Original post made by needknowledge, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Apr 2, 2008

We have a new neighbor that is tearing down a house in order to build a new one. Not the issue. A year ago Mother's Day, a Sunday, the job began, and they started cutting down a huge tree at 7am. The job was quiet until the demolition began a few weeks ago.

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Posted by needknowledge
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 2, 2008 at 8:38 am

Sorry...hit delete by mistake!

This isn't just about tree trimmers, but the contractors that don't respect the neighbors or rules. We don't want issues with a new neighbor, that would be horrible.

Can anyone tell me why the Building Department deals with issues this way? They collect fees, but don't enforce the rules? I'm frustrated with the system.


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Posted by Dan
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 2, 2008 at 2:33 pm

This sounds like a broken system. I can see calling the police on a weekend if the building department is closed, but during city hall working hours? This makes no sense to me. Sounds like needknowledge needs to make a fuss with council members.