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For Better or For Worse … Which Will It Be?
Dear Mr Curio, Yes, it’s true… you betcha. Something significant in the way of poor growth is just around the corner for us all if PZC approves this Academy application. It is easy for us bloggers to sit in the cheap seats and throw rotted fruit all we want BUT those unlucky blokes on PZC have a lot of work to do… and FAST!
If you don’t want to see what’s great about Woodstock evaporate SOON and before your eyes don’t ask JEFF what to do … ask Jeff to ask professionals in the field what to do. There are many who want to help and will offer ALL they can in the form of funding, expertise and guidance.
Mebbe start with John Filchek at NECCOG then go to the CT Dept. of Tourism, or Eric Thomas (CT) who oversees the watershed issues in this area. Then consult with the CT Trust if you want… and so on and so forth.There are so many out there who care and they don’t have their own precious personal agendas to protect either. You only have to ask politely. That’s all. So simple! Keeping all these matters local isn’t good enough any more. The concept that our lovely, charming Constables will always be good enough to control traffic is naive beyond belief.
There’s too much to lose by too many in thinking like this. CME probably designs fine bridges but do you want CME to be the sole planner in the future of Woodstock? Especially given their less-than-stellar performance on this application? They didn’t do the work required. They tried to hide that fact and then they objected mightily over taking a site walk! What does that say about this company?
I appreciate local landowners’ feeling that we who care about planning and zoning shouldn’t worry for THEY can take care of it just fine and without ANY restrictions. “We’ll take care of this among ourselves,” is their watch phrase. But a strong future for all of us is BIGGER than any of us in Woodstock can cope with well. It’s 2008 for instance.
We need to enter the . . . gasp… 21st century with accepted practices of SMART PLANNING and ZONING. Either that or kiss it all goodbye now.