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Distorted plan

September 1, 2007

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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,

Lawrence

Comments

ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

"I said nothing to indicate it is OK to discriminate against Caucasians, and you are out of touch if you think racism by whites is limited to isolated incidents in the past."

So you think all racism is from whites? How does that not make you a racist? You hate whites. Are you a self hater, or are you just jealous?

Ragingbear 7 years, 8 months ago

~~We left 32,250 square feet of property in its natural state to screen and protect the cemetery and its environs.~~

I am sure that area didn't have anything to do with the required area left open to account for drainage concerns.

~~did you also know that a portion of Haskell cemetery is actually located on a 10-by-250-foot piece of our land?~~

What do you want, a cookie? It's an INDIAN grave yard. Your not allowed to mess with it unless you go through a ton of red tape and court proceedings. Even then you will probably lose. Also, I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to go around digging up Indian graves.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 8 months ago

Caron made no suggestion that the Bohman land be confiscated. He suggested that the county find a more appropriate location and make a trade.

Considering how much Haskell land has been confiscated by local (white) movers and shakers over the years, it's hardly an unreasonable suggestion.

ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

"Considering how much Haskell land has been confiscated by local (white) movers and shakers over the years, it's hardly an unreasonable suggestion."

Why is this kind of racism OK?

ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

So Max what you are saying that is OK to discriminate against caucasians because of "the sins of the past" of a few members of the race? Holding a whole race accountable for isolated and past crimes and injustices?

Do you really think that is OK? Do you really think like that? Well that is just how the NAZI and KKK, and other mindsets justify their position.

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