Chocolate DropPublished 6:12pm Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I commend those who spoke so eloquently at the Feb. 4 commissioners’ meeting.
Renée McDermott addressed the issue professionally, as she always does, while at the same time challenging the morality of LGI’s decision to go ahead with development plans when they were aware of the consequences. Lisa Krolak expressed my sentiments exactly: the grading work made my heart drop as well. David Weiss made valuable observations and suggestions about how Polk County might proceed in discussion with a view to coming up with local regulations and rebuilding Chocolate Drop. Thank you all for continuing to monitor issues important to Polk County by attending meetings and staying informed.
I am one of those residents who live at the foot of the mountain, and have probably incurred a loss of value of my property. From the outset, however, I have been more concerned about what such irresponsible development portends for the future of our beloved Polk County. It is my hope that we might yet work together to ensure an economically viable and beautiful Polk County.
- Patricia M. Gass, Columbus