Resident fed up with Coverley works
Yvonne Taylor is fed up with the construction at The Villages at Coverley in Christ Church.
Taylor, who resides west of The Villages, said since construction began on that particular section five years ago, her life has been in turmoil.
When work resumed in July on accommodation for the offshore medical school, Ross University, the situation got much worse, she said.
“Now they are building, it’s causing even more problems. The trucks are going by fast and kicking up dust every minute. So we up here drowning in dust. I went and asked the trucks if they could just slow down because they’re just coating us in dust; the man just coated us more,” she said.
Taylor said she had encountered problem after problem from onset of the project, explaining that when the digging started it led to millipedes in the garage.
“I’m talking like three [hundred] to six hundred a day. They promised they were going to spray and I’m still waiting. I spray every couple of days. I have my grandchildren here; I can’t have those millipedes around. One of my grandchildren picks them up because he sees everyone clearing them. In addition to that, we have centipedes, frogs, rats, it’s a huge issue,” she added.
Worked all night
Two days ago, said Taylor, the workers worked through the night, without prior notice, using floodlights, so the house was bright all night.
In addition, said the frustrated resident, some of her appliances have been destroyed by the dust.
“My lawn mower blew up because of the dust. My freezer has gone bum, my laptop is all dirt. All my electricals are shot. I can’t let the children play outside; I can’t do any type of washing. They don’t work when the rain falls, but I can’t wash when the rain falls either.”
She noted that in the initial stages, management at Coverley had offered some compensation for the damaged appliances.
“When they first started clearing, we had a short meeting and they gave me half the money to fix half of what [was broken]. To get on with it and to be done, I took it. But now they’re back and they are worse than before. They are so rude to me now,” she added.
Taylor stressed that she had no problem with the students coming, but wanted those involved with the project to listen to her problems and take action.
“My main issue is the noise, dust and the disrespect. They’re so rude and disrespectful. Everytime I go to try to talk to them, it’s nothing,” she said.
When a Weekend Nation team visited the offices at Coverley, general manager of Housing Concepts SRL, Anna Clarke, declined comment and directed all questions to contractors C.O. Williams Construction Company.
However, calls to that office went unanswered.
The construction site next to Taylor’s home is causing her problems.
Houses under construction at The Villages at Coverley.