Brooklyn community concerned over possible pest control facility coming to their area
A Brooklyn community is outraged as a pest control facility could be coming to their area.
Members of the East 59th Street Block Association and the Utica to Flatbush Initiatives say they attended a Community Board 18 meeting virtually on March 17, where the city's Health Department presented its plan to the community for a potential facility at 1427 Ralph Ave.
But, many of them say they were unable to voice their concerns, and ask questions as they were muted ahead of the vote from the Community Board, which was in favor of the facility.
Neighbors say they are frustrated as their concerns could have impacted the board's vote.
According to city records, an application was submitted for the site by the city's Health Department and Department of Citywide Administrative Services. The agencies seek a facility for pest and vector control programs, with storage, office and lab space.
News 12 reached to the Health Department. It said in part: "We are listening to the community and will work with them to address concerns."
Community members tell News 12 they will not stop until their voices are heard.