from Supervisor Di Modica
My father is a World
War II veteran, and we celebrate Christmas. I would not accept
a plan that would not allow lighting an American flag or decorating
your house for the holidays. This Town Board would not approve
over-regulating private property or taking property from its citizens.
We have a broad based group of volunteers working on a Comprehensive
Plan looking for input from the community. A Comprehensive Plan
is the community's vision of the town 5, 10, 20 years down the
road. It sets forth goals and actions to achieve those goals,
and all of this is now before the community for comment. The reason
why we have a public hearing on an early draft is to work out
these problems. This isnít about politics this is about the future
of the Town. My ultimate concern is what you have to say, not
the press. This is your document and I would encourage everyone
who was at the meeting on Jan. 13 and others to come to the rescheduled
public hearing. Bring your ideas and leave your anger home so
all of us can create a balanced vision for our children and ourselves.
We cannot allow ourselves to be taken over by the power of big
money nor can we be choked by over regulation.
The Public Hearing
on the Draft Comprehensive Plan has been rescheduled for later
in the month. The community participation was overwhelming and
on the advice of the Officer-In-Charge and the Zoning Enforcement
Officer it was adjourned for rescheduling. We are going to move
it to the Lower Lodge at Belleayre Ski Center at 7 PM, January
27th. Thanks to Tony Lanza for providing 300 chairs and a sound
system. Please car pool to help your neighbors get there.
Peter Di Modica
Town of Shandaken