For the distempered set, let's make our previous posting crystal damn clear. With no apparent help from their elected council member, the residents in the area of Green Valley Road where it intersects Daisy Lane are fighting to maintain the residential nature of the neighborhood.
Many of these folks retired to what they believed would remain a residential area. They need our help. Other neighborhood associations need to stand with them to protect this one.
The McCartin strategy for this plat is to negotiate, modify, compromise but keep coming back until city planners, the council, and most importantly, the area residents, are either persuaded or worn down by the continual assault on their way of life.
And make no mistake about it, they are being worn down. Some are throwing in the towel and making public pleas for McCartin or some other sprawlmeister to buy them out, too.
The vast majority of the area residents are trying to stay informed and trying to get a hearing from the city's decision-makers. A stalwart Plan Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals continue to rebuff the whole idea of expanding the commercial zone.
The next phase in this round is submission of the McCartin office condos to the city council. There is absolutely NO reason to believe this city council has the integrity to accept the negative recommendation of the Plan Commission.
Once again, these residents, many of whom are elderly, must go into the breach, but this time they will not be alone. The whole city is watching to see if the city council can be manipulated to endorse continued sprawl.
It is Gary McCartin who says "they can't live forever." He's counting on it. And that's why it is imperative that you
call your council member to call for rejection of this (fifth) round of The Gary's assault on the community.
And to the snarling dog whose lack of discernment and inability to fathom irony chooses to slander this blogger, I have but one question: What are you
doing to help these people?
For those of you who know how to read, I urge you to call now and through the weekend. Let your council member know it's time to take a stand against sprawl.
At-Large - Donnie Blevins, 1548 Corydon Pike (812) 944-4856
At-Large - Jack Messer, 1906 Carriage Court (812) 949-9638
At-Large - Mark Seabrook, 1130 Eastridge Drive (812) 944-9644
1st District - Dan Coffey, 425 West Seventh Street (812) 949-1262
2nd District - Bill Schmidt, 202 Ellen Court (812) 945-7386 firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd District - Stephen Price, 112 Butler Street (812) 941-9032
4th District - Larry Kochert, 2236 Shelby Street (812) 945-7652
5th District - Beverly Crump, 1510 Star Haven Drive (812) 948-2603 email@example.com
6th District - Jeff Gahan, 1122 Eastridge Drive (812) 949-9314 firstname.lastname@example.org