Letter: Rezoning around Twin Oaks needs to stop, quiet returned

To the editor:

Please save Twin Oaks!

My husband and I moved to Greenfield 15 years ago to be closer to our daughter and her family. We built our retirement home in Twin Oaks, a pleasant, quiet neighborhood. We have enjoyed the neighborhood until several years ago when, without our knowledge, land was rezoned from residential/agricultural to allow a large building to be constructed where numerous machines come and go. Our pleasant, quiet neighborhood was no longer what we knew it to be.

Smith Projects has motors running, equipment banging and machines beeping at all times of the day. In fact, I woke up at 4 a.m. one morning to hear “beep, beep, beep, beep, beep” and on and on. A couple months ago, the same company had another section along Highway 9 rezoned, even though the residents of Twin Oaks objected to the process.

Now we learn that Smith Projects wants to rezone another section of land that runs along the side of Twin Oaks — right behind our property. We don’t want more noise and disturbances. We want the corn and/or soybeans growing.

How can we stop this rezoning process? It is destroying the pleasant, quiet neighborhood where we retired. Families have moved out of Twin Oaks because of all this rezoning. We need to preserve the original pleasant, quiet neighborhood we once enjoyed.

Jean Jones

Greenfield