To the editor:
We would like to clarify inaccuracies in Mike Caron's Aug. 21 letter.
This "local developer" is a small excavating company, trying to offset the huge amount of city taxes and expenses involved with a heavy-industrial-zoned lot. It was the only feasible location that met all the limitations and rules of the city and county and their small business regulations.
We are good neighbors to Haskell and their cemetery. We left 32,250 square feet of property in its natural state to screen and protect the cemetery and its environs. This reduces the amount of usable space for us. Mr. Caron, did you also know that a portion of Haskell cemetery is actually located on a 10-by-250-foot piece of our land?
We have complied with the Historic Resources Commission and we can assure you they have no intention of allowing us to build "two ugly, noisy storage buildings." These buildings are going to generate little, if any, noise as boat and RV storage buildings.
Compared to what is allowed on heavy industrial zoning, they will be pleasant, both with landscaping and their design, and no lighting. Saying it is a "pending monstrosity" with "security fences and lights that would loom over this peaceful resting place" is a gross misrepresentation of the truth, the truth that we feel Mr. Caron never made an effort to discover before writing his letter.
Our hope is that this letter will encourage others to find the truth before distorting it to the public, trying to create ill will.
Glenn Bohmann & Kim Banning-Bohmann,