Email to Gary Raymond, Nov 21 — No Reply Yet!

From: Andrew Lloyd-Williams
To: Gary Raymond <Comments@kingsmill.com>
Cc: Jose Ribeiro <jose.ribeiro@jamescitycountyva.gov>
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:05 PM
Subject: Effect of Proposed Kingsmill Master Plan Amendments on Noise Levels in Kingsmill

Gary,
At this evening’s presentation, I referred to the sound of screams, train whistles, concerts and fireworks emanating from Busch Gardens and asked you whether you have considered hiring a noise expert:
1. to measure current levels of this noise at Kingsmill residences close to Busch Gardens;
2. to estimate the increase in this noise at those residences if a large part of the buffer zone behind the Warehams Pond Rec Center were to be cleared for proposed new roads and lots, bearing in mind that Captaine Graves neighbors reported that noise levels increased considerably when the Rec Center land was cleared;
3. to estimate the likely noise levels that would have to be endured by residents at the proposed new lots close to Busch Gardens;

You answered in the affirmative — that you are talking with an expert on these issues. Moreover, in your answer to another question, you said that this expert had already done other similar studies for Busch Gardens. In the interests of openness and transparency, I would appreciate if you could let me have the name of the expert you are talking to, what his credentials are, and when we might expect to see his report on the above issues. I am also copying this email to Jose Ribeiro at the James City Planning Commission as I believe that these are issues that should also be considered by JCPC in reviewing the application.

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