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Re: SG-W:/ Sylvan Twp Mobil Home park public hearing



Liz,
Your idea about a newsletter is a good one.  On a whole I don't believe most
residents of any township have read their master plan or even know they can
own one.  I have read Lima's and have to say I was impressed, but I am
reluctant to delve into Scio's (where we farm) because I fear what I may
find!   Freedom township has a local newsletter that is circulated, which
covers issues confronting the township or townships close by.  I think an
attempt to educate people is a good start at empowering people to challenge
the norm of land use planning.
Jennie
-----Original Message-----
From: EJ Wilson <rli@ic.net>
To: smartgrowth-washtenaw@great-lakes.net
<smartgrowth-washtenaw@great-lakes.net>
Date: Friday, September 08, 2000 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: SG-W:/ Sylvan Twp Mobil Home park public hearing


>Tina,
>
>I think that there needs to be great effort put into educating people on
these
>issues in the Chelsea area before it is put to a vote. The general public
has
>been so misled that I would be afraid of the results.  For example, the
Chelsea
>Master plan states its goals are to maintain the small town quality,
natural
>environment, etc., but when one reads deeper into the plan, it seems
completely
>in contradiction to the stated goals. Most don't take the time or have the
time
>to read beyond the first few pages if they have even read any of it. I have
>been thinking about trying to start some sort of newsletter with short
articles
>on land use/planning issues in Chelsea - but I know it would take quite a
bit
>of work and I don't have that much time. Any comments on this thought would
be
>very appreciated.
>
>--Liz
>
>Liz Wilson
>Sylvan Township
>
>Christina Lirones wrote:
>
>> Liz, Barry's right. e mail me if you want to do a referendum. It's
simple,
>> but you have to meet a couple of deadlines: (1) letter of intent within a
>> week after the rezoning is PUBLISHED after the Board votes on it (Not the
>> Planning Commission) (2) A particular number of siganatures of reg voters
in
>> the twp (Has to do with a percent of the number of people who voted for
>> governor) with in 30 days of paublication. Tina
>>
>> >From: BLonik13@aol.com
>> >To: rli@ic.net, smartgrowth-washtenaw@great-lakes.net
>> >Subject: Re: SG-W:/ Sylvan Twp Mobil Home park public hearing
>> >Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 09:27:45 EDT
>> >
>> >In a message dated 9/2/2000 3:55:21 PM EST, rli@ic.net writes:
>> >
>> ><< Who can one turn to if their "representatives" don't seem to be using
>> >any
>> >data or logic when making decisions? >>
>> >One can collect the necessary number of signatures of registered voters
and
>> >put the question to the electorate.
>> >
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