Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mining/Stadium Plan - only one No

Councilman Dick Ahrens was the lone wolf last night. After asking questions that revealed his consideration of and sensitivity to the pleas by residents and other interested parties for the City Council to delay its decision on the Merryman mining project, Dick voted "No", standing alone while the mayor and the other five Council members voted in favor of the special use permit with 50 (I think that was the final number) Conditions.

Dick's vote was the right vote. Most present last night were not against the project. What many were against was the rush to approve it without full consideration.
Click on the image to enlarge it. Look at the size of the project. See that "little" area at the bottom that is the Memorial Medical Center campus? Then click on the Back button on your browser to return to The Woodstock Advocate.

It was 1:00AM, and I didn't stick around to ask Dick his reason(s) for voting against approval.

Thanks, Dick. Whatever your reasons were, your decision is noted.

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