• John Jantak

Another noise complaint raised at Vaudreuil-Dorion council meeting


Vaudreuil-Dorion Director General Martin Houde said the city will look into a complaint made at the Monday evening council meeting by a homeowner on Dutrisac Street about early-morning noise from trucks delivering merchandise to the Pharmaprix behind the Carrefour Vaudreuil shopping plaza, an area immediately adjacent to residential back yards.

Noise concerns continue to frustrate some Vaudreuil-Dorion homeowners after another complaint was brought to the attention of city councillors at the Monday evening council meeting August 11.

Guy Lacroix told council that residents living on Dutrisac Street behind the Pharmaprix located at the Carrefour Vaudreuil shopping plaza are being adversely affected by delivery trucks that begin unloading their merchandise in the laneway behind the residential area at 6 a.m.

Lacroix presented a list to council that indicated the dates and times when the noise incidents occurred. Director General Martin Houde said the city will look into the matter and noted that another previous complaint regarding early deliveries at another store in the plaza was successfully resolved.

The city’s bylaws prohibit noise at construction sites and from delivery vehicles near residential areas before 7 a.m. The incident is also the third time an excessive noise complaint has been raised at a city council meeting.

In May, residents living near the construction site of the new Ericsson facility complained to council about having to endure constant noise, especially when large steel pillars were being driven into the ground with pile drivers. The city worked with Ericsson to alleviate the situation.

And in early July, residents living on Forbes Street near the intersection of Boulevard de la Gare complained about having to endure constant noise from tractor-trailer trucks that regularly travel along Forbes as they enter and exit the Norampac cardboard box manufacturing facility throughout the day.

Resident Gerard Perillo questioned the city’s wisdom of building a condominium project close to an industrial company. He told council that if residents knew they would have to contend with the more than 100 trucks that use Forbes each day, many condo owners would not have made their purchases.

Mayor Guy Pilon told Perillo at the time that prospective condo and home buyers in Vaudreuil-Dorion should carefully research the entire neighbourhood they plan to live in before finalizing a purchase agreement with a developer or seller to avoid any surprises.

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