Letters: Neighbor opposed to 'double home'
Neighbor opposed to 'double home' Several weeks ago, my neighbors and I went before the planning commission to stop a developer, H&H builder, from profiting by placing a sub-standard double home in our nice neighborhood. The homes in the neig...
to 'double home'
Several weeks ago, my neighbors and I went before the planning commission to stop a developer, H&H builder, from profiting by placing a sub-standard double home in our nice neighborhood. The homes in the neighborhood are in excess of $190,000. It was a split decision, with a yes vote from a member who had been sleeping during the entire meeting.
It was then sent on to the City Council for their vote.
A few days later we were deceived into believing he wasn't going to build in our area. Thinking it was over, no one showed at the City Council meeting. Guess what - a double home is going in! Didn't the City Council read the minutes of the first meeting? Who are these people who are making decisions for your town?
Allowing this to happen is an absolute crime. It's because they don't really care. It's not in their neighborhood. To allow this kind of rape of the community must not continue!
Nancy Tague, a write-in vote, what were you thinking? Did you come look at our neighborhood? Nancy Carroll, stay gardening and playing crossword puzzles. Don't make big decisions for our town. Gene Kinkel, retire. Your decision-making process lacks any intent on service to the community. Clyde Zirkle, just stay home.
Park Rapids, a group of old, out-of-touch people are running this town. Wake up. Take control of your future before your neighborhood is threatened. I should run for mayor, fire everyone and build faith into the future.
- Editor's note: It was explained at both the Planning Commission meeting and Park Rapids Council meeting that the findings of fact supported the issuance of a conditional use permit for a twinhome. In other words, there were no findings to show a concern for the public health, safety or general welfare. The findings form the basis of a legal determination.