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I would just like to put a note on here
for all of the people that are going to complain about the noise
with the races. Why do you want to start complaining just because
Lincoln finally gets something that looks like it might actually
work out for the city? And people just want to get rid of it
If you don't like the noise, you need
to move. You know that the fairgrounds always are a noisy place.
Let's see here… During the fair you have concerts, tractor pulls and
demolition derby. OK, I know that those tractors and demo cars make
the same amount if not more noise than these race cars. So you
should know by now that it is going to be noisy around the
fairgrounds no matter what. If you can't take it, there is plenty of
farmland around Lincoln that would be a great place for you to sit
out and dwell.
city of Lincoln:
Allowing the car races at the
fairgrounds is the worst idea this city has come up with to date...
among many other things as well.
I was trying to enjoy my rare weekend
off. But to my dismay, extremely loud noises from the cars could be
heard well over a mile away, to the northeast of the fairgrounds, at
my home. My daughter and I could not have a nice evening out in our
back yard for Mother's Day with all of the noise. And when we tried
to get away from the noise by going back inside the house, the noise
could be heard in every room. There was no way to get away from it.
When I tried to register a noise
complaint with the police department, as the races went on well
after 10 p.m. on a school night, they told me that I needed to
register my complaint with the city. So I called and talked to our
city clerk today. She informed me that I needed to contact the
police about it. I said that they told me to call City Hall. Boy,
talk about the runaround with this city!!!
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column in this letter]
I dread next Sunday when they start
these stupid races up again, as I will be trying to sleep because I
will be working my midnight shifts at that time.
On another note... They have basically
destroyed the look and the atmosphere of the fairgrounds with this
new racetrack and stands. It will not be enjoyable to attend other
events there now. I knew that it would force the balloon fest out,
but the city does not seem to care about this.
I hope this city wakes up soon and will
learn from its many mistakes.