July 25, 2012
This now raises another concern, which is how does this program fit into our town’s long-term planning strategy regarding the commercial and agricultural use of property. I am also concerned that the proposed use of this property may be out of scope with the original intended/permitted use, and there is an appearance that the town leaders are trying to sweep this under the carpet, and did not want the residents to know what was going on.
I must also ask if our town fathers have considered alternative methods of securing our town’s charm, a home for our winter grazing elk, and establishing open land trust. Public/nonprofit alternatives could also be created for investors to receive tax credits for their investment, and it would secure the beauty and charm of Midway.
Well, there you have it; I have lots of questions, but very few answers. With this said, I feel it would be very prudent for our town leaders to take the high road, above legal minimum requirements, provide the information needed to allow members of our community to make intelligent decisions, and support or not support this project.
The future will tell the character of our town leaders by how these events unfold, the manner in which our town leaders honor their stewardships, and what ultimately happens.