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Defeat development

Posted 8/5/22

To the editor:

I read with great interest about all the new housing developments that are ‘done deals’ and ‘in the process’. 

My interest is because I love this …

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Defeat development

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To the editor:

I read with great interest about all the new housing developments that are ‘done deals’ and ‘in the process’. 

My interest is because I love this area; here practically every summer of my childhood, a full-time resident for 54 years, raised my daughters and pets here. 

This area’s natural beauty is what kept me here. My heart aches when I see developers cut down every tree on a property to put up huge amounts of housing. Check out the developments on both sides of the road that runs by the Raleigh. 

Yes, maybe they plant back a few little trees, but I don’t understand how you can move up here for the beauty and cut it down. 

I read indictments recently about the China City developers and remember well the many pillars of our society who were enticed by them, pushing us to make a deal and even losing a battle to keep a huge house (plans looked like a professional building) from going up in a pristine area. 

I have watched many planned developments turn into something they were not supposed to be, and now the Rock Hill area, which was supposed to be kept rural, becoming the home of a camp with huge buildings and another part of the town with no traffic lights, the home for warehouses. 

We have watched predictions of successful businesses that we would know couldn’t make it, come to fruition and fail. As soon as someone says “jobs”, everyone wants to make a deal.

 I say to all of you that are fighting the powers that want to make this area into another Middletown, keep fighting. At least your fights will slow the process down.

I think it is time for Term Limits. 

Our Leaders have been around for too long. I have been talking about this for years now. We are losing track of our environmental needs, clean air and water – two ingredients that have no guarantees of continuing to be here. 

Huge population growth and increasing automobiles and trucks in our area will defeat us, not make us better.

Pamela Zaitchick

Glenwild

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