continued Russo said he would try to find a way to provide some sort of regular communication to residents to update them on the construction process and when they could expect noise reduction.
Ehrenberg also brought up an issue not related to noise, which she didn’t get a concrete answer to.
“Are we supposed to be able to see the bright lights at night like Albany or New York City or is it supposed to be dark? Are we supposed to have the stars obscured by the brightness of the lights?” said Ehrenberg.
Russo said he didn’t have an answer but that lights are to be expected at a tech park.
Other residents voiced concerns about the value of their homes, questioning if they would be able to sell it with the surrounding noise and if they did without disclosing that factor, would they be at risk.
The CRB, created by the Malta Town Board to serve as a forum for discussing community concerns with GloFo, also discussed traffic through residential neighborhoods on Dunning Street.
“The town has been receiving complaints of traffic … with the closure of Stonebreak Road traffic has increased to the point where neighbors are complaining about not getting out to roadways,” said Henry.
Russo said GlobalFoundries is committed to doing what it can to work on the problem and has told its employees to limit use of the roadways.