To The Daily Sun,
I have been a Gilmanton resident for almost 50 years and I have been the closest to the biosolid operation. I am very surprised that my husband and I were overlooked and unaware of the underhanded and secretive petition brought around against the biosolid operation without any questions being asked of those in the know about its uses and any possible dangers. The people who spoke against and signed the petitions are not backed up by facts, but only personal opinions.
The biosolid trucks come and go across our driveway and as a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother of family right here in the area, I am insulted to think that anyone would even think that my husband and I would put our most prized possessions in any kind of danger.
As to the smell, we live in the country and have accepted neighboring manure smells (not endorsed by Avon), helping to round up pigs, horses, cows wandering on our property as well as early morning roosters, chickens, and more noises. The biosolid smell only lasts a short time.
I suggest that those ignorant of biosolid values for the preservation of beautiful fields, and its non-harmful effects, to read up more closely on the issues and perhaps they will better understand its necessities and be able to vote intelligently for its non-interrupted continuance in the coming election voting. Please support our local farmers.
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