Ed Russo, a project consultant working for Trump, visited the course at 6 a.m. Wednesday. He determined the majority of the noise was coming from John Deere Gators, heavy duty, utility vehicles that the workers were driving on paths near the residents backyards.Thornburgh said the resort would move the drivers to a path farther from the homes.
Ivanka Trump, Donalds daughter, speaking by phone on Wednesday, said the company also would look into buying electric vehicles to minimize the noise.
Meanwhile, Nathan Kogon, the citys planning and zoning director, said the resort is permitted to plant as it wishes on its property.
Golf course features, including landscaping, are at the discretion of the property owner, wrote Kogon in a memo he delivered to the council.
That pleased Ivanka Trump. We are very much in our legal right and this is not an issue that is appropriate for the city to intervene in, she said.
She said most people who have seen the new plants have been happy about the new look.
I am going to reach out and coordinate a meeting with the homeowners, she said. This is not a widespread issue; this is a very small number of people who feel they are being affected.
Ledezma, the association president, said hes looking forward to meeting with her.
Mayor Luigi Boria, who lives in the community, recused himself. Councilwoman Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera did not attend the meeting.
Pardo, the part-time resident, said the issue has divided the community.
The Fairway Homes have become a terror area, he said. People are scared, screaming, angry and crazy because all of the things happening now.