Groups hold public rally to 'Stop the Stench' in Pleasant Grove

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  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    June 14, 2013 8:02 p.m.

    Just like a bunch of liberals. Move in next to an airport, sewer plant or shooting range, and then complain about the activities that take place next door, and demand that the folks who were there first move to a new location.

    I bet these are the same people who are into all that environmental recycling and compost stuff. Just as long as it is not done anywhere near them.

    Sorry, that is a good place for the sewer plant, and their composting project makes economic and environmental sense, even if there are odors associated with it.

    If they do move the sewer plant, then maybe we can get it zoned for an animal feed lot and slaughterhouse, or maybe a go-kart track, or rock band practice facility, or a halfway house for violent criminals and mentally ill. I am sure the neighbors would be much happier.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 14, 2013 1:06 p.m.

    Mitt Romney could fix this problem in a jiffy.

  • Chuck E. Racer Lehi, UT
    June 14, 2013 8:54 a.m.

    The reality is, these developers bought the land cheap, BECAUSE it was next to the sewer plant. Now they want the rest of us (the majority!) to pay, so that THEY (a very small group) can make a killing on their investment, and they've convinced Pleasant Grove that they can get lots of tax revenue from this property as well. Getting the city into it is designed to make their attempt, at making others pay for their own gain, look like it is in the "people's" benefit, kind of like when groups include "education and children" to give legitimacy to their cause, when they really care for neither.

    They actually don't care about the stink or the people. What they care about is the perception of having the sewer plant near the properties they want to sell at a huge profit, which they bought knowing full well the situation. Their real goal is to get rid of the plant altogether, which will be their next step if they are successful in getting the composting moved.

    This is not for the "people's" benefit. It is for their own pockets.

  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 14, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    If the smell and plant was there first, and was legally permitted to process biological (human solid waste) matter, then the people who moved in afterwards really should not complain. It is like building a home next to an airport or air base and complaining about the noise.

    I'll bet the developers did not disclose the odor problem or if they mentioned it they did so in passing and focused on the sale.

    Society has screamed for decades that we need to re-cycle and waste less and get closer to Mother Earth, well boys and girls this is how it's done.

    Am I sympathetic to those who moved in next door? Yes, experience is a hard teacher but fools will have no other.

    I get a kick out of a possible solution, raise people's taxes to move the operation "someplace else". Sort of reminds me of the rendering plant located south of Provo, that was there for decades and suddenly when people developed the nearby land they all of a sudden noticed the odor and the State ponied up money to move them out of the county.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    June 13, 2013 11:28 p.m.

    The posters above clearly have no idea what they're talking about.

    We here in the United States shall not be ruled by the minority. And I grow tired of the minority trying to throw the majority under the bus. Whether they be gay rights groups, illegal immigrants, atheists, or unscrupulous businessmen. I am sick and tired of it. Let the majority rule. That business has a responsibility to the community. It has clearly failed. Move the compost pile. The well being of the citizens and nearby businesses must be protected. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

    June 13, 2013 6:02 p.m.

    Wow, did the homes move there before the smell appeared? What property rights do you have when you move next to something you don't want and then lobby to get the thing you don't want moved?

  • Red Smith American Fork, UT
    June 13, 2013 5:18 p.m.

    Back in 1979 when the location of the Sewer Plant was to be located down by the AF Boat harbor instead of where it is currently, Pleasant Grove City cried loudly that it could not afford the piping to the proposed location.

    The sewer plant was relocated closer to Pleasant Grove, because Pleasant Grove insisted on it. Today Pleasant Grove is complaining about the smell of the sewer plant where it requested the sewer plant be located.