‘Kennestone coup’ not good for neighborhood
April 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 1596 views | 3 3 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

After attending the City Council meeting on April 9, I realized the Ward 4 residents of Marietta have absolutely no representation looking out for our interests. This saddens me because it is very important that all citizens have a council person listening to them and representing their needs, specifically recent concerns about the expansion of Kennestone’s ER Department.

I more than realize the importance of a first class trauma ER, as I was there recently admitting my brother for treatment. Coincidentally, as I sat there two helicopters landed on the helipad, and as I listened to the noise they caused I realized I do not want this noise coming and going just two blocks from my home. Once the expansion is approved by City Council, there will be no going back; no apology will change the result of this action, it will be permanent, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

There has to be more than this one option. The entry into the city of Marietta should be a beautiful tree lined boulevard where everyone is welcomed by the attractive, restored homes which embody the history of our community, not a hospital campus. As I left my Church Street home Saturday, there was a walk going on for MS. I randomly asked a walker why they were walking on Church Street. His response, “It’s the prettiest street in Marietta.”

My neighbors and I implore the City Council, especially our representative, to explore all options before moving forward with this proposal.

Work toward a win/win for the hospital and the neighborhood, not just a coup for Kennestone.

Cindy Dye

Marietta

Editor’s note: Cindy Dye is the wife of Marshall Dye, who ran unsuccessfully for city council last year.
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Physics anyone?
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April 18, 2014
2 blocks sounds close until you stop to realize that these are really long blocks.

Add to the equation the fact that the current ER site is actually closer to this lady's house than the proposed ER will be, and you've got to wonder why she never noticed the helicopter noise before she showed up at the ER herself.

There must not be much noise from the helicopters if you have to go to the emergency room before you "realize" the noise exists.

No doubt these helicopters can also be heard above the trucks, motorcycles with no mufflers, police sirens, jets and helicopters from Dobbins, and all the other things that come a lot closer to her home than EMS helicopters.

Give me a break.

just sad
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April 16, 2014
What we are seeing is the destruction of an old and beautiful neighborhood. All in the name of "the common good". And where are all the outraged residents? Folks need to wake up and see what is happening. And its all about MONEY.
anonymous
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April 16, 2014
Hullo, welcome to capitalism, it's always about the money!
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