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Reader says A ball field and a passive park are usually welcomed in an area that is safe, and non-hazardous. Unfortunately neither is a true statement for the Schedler property

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A ball field and a passive park are usually welcomed in an area that is safe, and non-hazardous. Unfortunately neither is a true statement for the Schedler property. Yes, old ball fields remain near highways. Due to the hazardous air pollution few new ones are being built. Has anyone from the EPA come out and actually tested the air quality, especially at rush hours? Do the advocates have even an inkling of the hazards of pollution on anyone’s lungs? Also, a beam of small trees (nothing tall can survive with such limited root space) will do nothing for sound and physical protection. Look back and see how many cars and trucks have come through the sound barriers. Trees won’t physically protect participants near the highway. Also. are you preparing to add a sound system to the field? Without one, no one will hear the umpire’s calls, or the instructions to take another base, or a kid yelling “I got it!” Everyone involved will have to yell and then no-one will hear each other anyway. Parents from quiet areas of Ridgewood should take a drive over to check the sound. See how close you actually have to be to hear another person without screaming. I think many of you have no idea what you will find. If you haven’t experienced it, you really can’t imagine how bad it is.