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Re: E-M:/ Growing pains sour rural life



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Enviro-Mich message from Shannon Carravallah <scarravall@yahoo.com>
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What's really interesting about this article is the
farmer Ralph Ruggles comments.

He complains about development coming right up to his
front door through the years, and yet he's the one who
sold the property surrounding his farm to the
developers in the first place. Then he goes on to say
"I don't know that that's progress, but that's what
happens". So he admits he doesn't know if his 39
warranty deed transactions (property sold) to
developers over the last 2 decades in White Lake was
such a great idea, but lets take what little land
remains and make it a mobile home park. That should
put the final nail in the coffin!

And if Ralph really thinks only the new neighbor's
care about his 106 acres of farmland being turned into
a densely populated mobile home park, think again. My
husband & in-laws have lived within a few miles of his
property since the early 1970's and are all dead
against. So are the 700 people who wrote to the
township during the rezoning hearings. Not even one
resident wrote in to support.

--- HAMILTREEF@aol.com wrote:
> 
> > Growing pains sour rural life
> > Longtime farmers, newcomers clash over how to use
> land.
> > 
> >
>
http://www.detnews.com/2002/metro/0212/01/a01-24345.htm
>     
> 


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