Reader Letters: Kudos for cruise-in, noise issue self-centered
Cutsforth Cruise In once again great event
To the editor:
Canby has done it once again. The Cutsforth Cruise In by the Park is always a great event and this year was no exception. I always enjoy bringing a car and being able to see over 600 other cars parked all over downtown Canby. Visiting with other car enthusiasts is a real treat.
What makes this cruise-in special is the location and the dedicated efforts of the Canby Cruisers and Cutsforth Marketplace to organize a first class event, complete with a beautiful location, great music, good food, and professional judging.
Short of visiting a large car museum in another state, you will never see a finer display of America's love of vintage cars. This was the 25th year of an event that gets better and better.
It is also obvious that many other sponsors and service groups participate to make this event so epic.
The Canby community should be proud.
I always make sure I have the last weekend of August free on my calendar for the trip to the Cutsforth Cruise In.
Noise issue an example of self-centered interests
To the editor:
Regarding the noise complaint against Canby High School, I can't say I'm surprised, however this is the most blatant demonstration of the "Canby spirit" we have had in a while.
A certain segment of every community seems to see no further than their own self-centered interest. These are the people who accept our taxes for educating children. What this teaches the children is a blatant disregard for others.
The school sports program is regularly subjecting the community to this very unfortunate noise hazard. People and animals are suffering real harm and the people supporting the fireworks at the school sporting events just don't give a rats ass.
Do we really want to raise our children to not care about others' welfare? Do we really want to live in a society where self-interest is all that matters?
I'd like to suggest a solution. Declare the school area a high noise pollution risk area. Then work with the people whose lives are seriously disrupted and arrange for them to be relocated to a more suitable neighborhood.
The school sports boosters and promoters should pick up the entire tab for change, including the cost difference for comparable housing in a quieter neighborhood, any realty fees and all moving expenses. For that matter it would be great to have the team members participate physically in moving the people they have been harming.
The folks who have complained should be first. A closing date on filing complaints could be established, after which the property owners would have no further recourse for assistance or relief. This would be similar to people who buy property near an already established airport.
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