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Warfield resident steaming over coffee roasting neighbour

A daily dose of coffee has one Warfield household heated.

A daily dose of coffee has one Warfield household heated.

Pat McConnachie has been in communication with the village over her neighbour Thomas Barrier of Seven Summits Coffee Company because she’s fed up with the smell of beans roasting and the noise endured in the process.

“We have resided here in the Village of Warfield for over 40 years and have enjoyed the fresh air coming through the valley at night and now this is a major health problem to some of us,” wrote McConnachie in a letter to the village.

“We chose to live in a residential area and to us, this should be in an industrial or commercial area.”

Barrier has been working on eliminating the smell, he told council at Wednesday night’s meeting.

“He installed a new filtering system about the same time of the complaint and he’s pretty confident that the problem has been resolved,” said village administrator Vince    Morelli.

Seven Summits takes pride in its organic, fair trade, premium Arabica coffee roasted locally.

Council will follow up with McConnachie in a short while to make sure the issue has been solved.

This is not the first time Warfield residents have complained about small business owners taking over residential streets.

In July, Currie Street resident Jack Spence made a formal complaint against his neighbour Bill King of King’s Door and Exteriors Ltd. over his work trucks parked across the street.

In addition, Lasting Impressions Limousine’s fleet have been on the village’s radar for a number of years, as residents complain that parking spills into the street outside the owner’s Oxford Road home.