It looks like the noise-related issues between National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park, residents and municipalities in between will have to be settled in court. Due to the filing of said lawsuit, the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park has withdrawn its application for its Revised Detailed Development Plan. Chris Davenport, attorney for Residents Against Motorsports Track Noise LLC, told the Daily News Wednesday that the residents “want their day in court and have lost patience with county officials working out a solution.”
This CorvetteBlogger post reminds us that there will be two court hearings held, though no dates have been set. The first case will be on the NCM Foundation’s appeal of the Warren Code Enforcement Board’s unanimous decision on September 11 to undue a $100/day fine for continued noise violation. The second case will be in regards to the request to shut down NCM Motorsports Park and consider monetary damages for the residents. The post also shares WBKO’s interview with Wendell Strode, executive director of the National Corvette Museum, who tells them that the park has been working hard to comply. He points out that the noise berm has been completed, the trees have been planted, and the noise abatement has been put up.
From where we stand, it looks as if the park is doing all it reasonably can, but it’s just not good enough for the residents. Some say that in today’s world many folks are just sue-happy, and will try to get a dollar at any given opportunity. On the contrary, some say that the sounds of roaring engines are annoying to listen to when in the comfort of your home. Looking at it objectively, we don’t see how this lawsuit or monetary compensation will quicken the reduction of noise, if that’s what the residents truly desire.
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