Claiborne Coyle

A pitchfork as a symbol of strength

‘I for one am simply exercising my freedom of speech and legal right to appeal a project that I do not feel is suitable for Putney and may indeed bring negative consequences to it if brought to fruition’

Let me first say that I speak for myself and do not claim to represent anyone other than myself. I am a property owner on Main Street in Putney and as such have a financial as well as personal interest in Putney and in any projects concerning Putney.

I do not know, in the long term, if the proposed Windham-Windsor Housing Trust housing project will be good for the town or bad for it, as I am no prophet. I do know that once the project housing is built there will be no opportunity to undo it in case it has negative and undesirable consequences for Putney.

For the people who are opposed to the project or who seek further clarification about the project, there is a legal appeal to the zoning permit, and they have every right to pursue that appeal.

I support the appeal, as I do believe there are some errors and omissions in the permit application and that the housing project will burden the town with safety, traffic, and infrastructure issues that it is not equipped to handle.

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