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On Monday, March 8, the Village Board meets at 7:00 p.m.
Please join the meeting via Zoom, or by phone. Instructions are below.
Most importantly, the board needs to hear from you and how you feel about the woods being developed.
If you are not comfortable writing your own comments, you can use the letter attached here as written by one of our supporters.
Comments can be given by you in person if you join the meeting by Zoom or by phone, or you can email them to: [email protected] and ask them to read your comments into the minutes.
You can also go to the Village website: www.williamsbay.org , scroll down to the meetings page, find March 15 meeting - once opened, there is a Submit Comments button at the top of the page.
For all submitted comments, it is customary to give your name and address. If you use the group letter, you can just comment that you support the letter to save the Observatory woods.
Thank you for your time, interest and concern. Please share this letter with your friends and family members. Do not delay!
Sincerely yours, Sandy
March 14, 2021
Dear Village President, Trustees and Administrator,
We are writing to voice our objection to the rezoning of the Observatory lakeshore property from institutional to residential or commercial. The reason for our objection is due to the unique environmental and historical nature of the land which not only represents the heritage and character of our community but the lake itself which many residents and visitors use as economic support.
The land basically remains the same as when first occupied by Native Americans. Our European forefathers and their present generations still use the paths to traverse between friends, neighbors, communities. The trees within represent a significant old growth forest and is situated in the heart of a primary wildlife corridor. The forest is also important to ensure the health of the lake as clear cutting and development along the lake shore compromises lake quality.
I understand the land is presently tax exempt and if rezoned residential or commercial the land would produce revenues for the Village. The end result, however, once the land and shoreline are compromised, so too is much of the community’s and area’s economic driver and support.
Therefore, we are asking the Village President, Board and Administrator to: (1) conduct listening sessions prior to any zoning change public hearing to address these issues and concerns, (2) to vote against rezoning the land from institutional to residential and/or commercial, and (3) in the future and when applicable amend the Village’s comprehensive plan indicating the land is zone as conservation.
Very truly yours,
wbalp.org ~We do not inherit the land from the earth, we borrow it from our children. Native American Anon.
Dear Friends, The Village Board is meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. If you have any interest in the re-zoning of the Yerkes Observatory wood and lakefront land from Public/Institutional use to Private Residential use... NOW is the time to express your opinion and ask your questions to [email protected].
You can attend the meeting virtually at: https://zoom.us/j/99122079377 or listen is at 1-312-626-6799. The meeting number is: 991 2207 9377#
You can read the comments I am submitting at stowl.org.
Save the Observatory Wood and Lakefront.
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