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Re: SG-W:/ Re: Victories
All of Kris's suggestions are good ones:
>I think what Webster and other rural townships can do now is:
>Enact a PDR program so farmers who volunteer to do so can receive money
> and not sell out their farms.
>Do an inventory of natural features in your township to find out where
> the best places are to preserve natural areas and where you might want to
> allow development.
>enact natural features protection standards to protect specific features
> like creeks and wetlands.
>Enact an open space ordinance so that, if development occurs, at least it
> doesn't consume all of your open space (A2 Twp. is working on language
> right now - I'll keepyou posted).
One thing she mentioned in her e-mail, but did not make a suggestion
about, is joining up with other Townships, Villages and Cities.
Regional planning has been talked about for a while around here.
It can happen two ways - one is top down - the State could pass a law
mandating regional planning. This is really not likely to happen any time
soon, for many very strong political reasons.
So what's left is bottom-up. Townships, Villages and Cities should just
go ahead and start talking. If anyone on the list has a governmental
position, why not just start? Call up the next-door Township.
For starters, one can imagine that neighboring Townships could harmonize
their open space and natural features ordinances.
Someone just has to begin.
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