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It's Haymeadow's turn

On behalf of myself and others who attended the Eagle Town Board meeting of April 24, I would like to make a few comments and a request.

The meeting was scheduled for very important discussion of the Haymeadow proposal, but in fact what happened was the meeting became monopolized by Eagle River Station supporters who campaigned their cause under the guise of public comment, with a mission of feeding the press.

Public comment on ERS closed weeks ago, however, public comment on Haymeadow traffic, which was the main event of the agenda, began very late on Tuesday April 24 after most sensible people had gone home.

There is another Haymeadow meeting on May 8, again addressing the very important topic of traffic. I would like to request that this meeting be committed to hearing mainly this subject, or others relating to Haymeadow.

I understand the necessity for people to comment on items not on the agenda. However, the town board made their decision on Eagle River Station weeks ago, and it will now go to a vote of the people who will decide the issue. I would ask the town board to take control of their meetings and suggest to the vocal supporters of Eagle River Station to campaign on the radio, TV, newspapers, however they wish. But it serves no purpose, except theirs, to hear their opinions and objections over and over again during what should be productive time for the board and citizens on other issues.

As a resident of Brush Creek concerned for its future, I like others, would appreciate our due time in town hall. Hopefully some time before 9 p.m. on meeting evenings.

I think it could be simply said that the town board has given its vote of approval to ERS. The rest is up to the people to either support or oppose it, in the court of public opinion on May 22. Not repetitively argued during meetings intended to hear other important town business.

Thank you for considering my suggestions, and I hope for more time and discussion regarding Haymeadow, a massive development that will have far more impact on our town with up to 1,000 new residences than a strip mall.

Rosie Shearwood


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