I am writing in response to Mr. Finsaas’ Thursday letter to the editor.
I, too, was at that zoning meeting, and I feel that The Dickinson Press
wrote a very unbiased article about the meeting.
Mr. Finsaas complains that The Press statement that Stark County State’s Attorney Tom Henning shot down an amendment presented by Mr. Trechock was not true. Not So! In fact, I feel “shot down” may be too gentle of a term for the way Mr. Henning abruptly interrupted Mr. Trechock, after all this was supposed to be a public hearing to hear what the people had to say, not a court trial. I, myself, felt too intimidated to get up and voice my opinion after that.
How are we supposed to let the commissioners know that we are trying to protect our land and lives, if we are afraid to speak up?
It’s been said that this zoning wording change is not about the coal industrial zone, I don’t know who to believe anymore.
On Monday Mr. French of GTLE stood before the commissioners and stated how the GTL Plant is “progressing right along.” Wait a minute, Judge Anderson reversed the board’s original zoning change, so that means the GTL plant is doing industrial work on agricultural land. Isn’t that
disregarding Judge Anderson’s ruling?
Who do we believe?
Lucy Hurt, South Heart