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Avon Lake Water District reconsiders cutting down woods for sewer project

Posted at 5:55 PM, Sep 14, 2016

Carrie Cuomo worries that losing woods by her Avon Lake house would hurt the property values of her and her neighbor’s homes.

The Avon Lake Regional Water District will be putting in new sewers in the Division Road area but they need a place to store a lot of construction vehicles, trailers and equipment.

So they staked off four acres of woods in the middle of the neighborhood where they’re considering cutting down woods to make a gravel parking lot.

Removing the trees would also expose a blue water tower to neighbors.

“It’s really sad people would consider demolishing trees to put down gravel and trucks and trailers for a temporary project,” said resident Carrie Cuomo.

But Wednesday afternoon there was a glimmer of hope.

A spokesperson for the water district said the woods have been moved down on the list of possible sites to store equipment because it could be a protected wetland.

The district will now consider other areas.

“I think that’s great, that’s great, I think it’s the right thing to do, we’re happy to have the green space, we are happy to have the woods,” said resident Joe Vonderlith. 

For now, there’s a meeting scheduled on this issue Sept. 20 at the Avon Lake Public Library at 7 p.m.