Letters: Beware Mall Land Use Change

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Wellington Village Council. A copy was sent to the Town-Crier for publication.

Dear Mayor and Council:

In your deliberations regarding your approval/disapproval of the land use change at the Mall at Wellington Green, I would ask you to give weighted considerations to two important factors:

  1. The current land use designation was agreed to as part of the approval process to build the mall in the first place. When is an agreement an agreement? It is when two parties shake hands and walk away happy with the outcome. Let’s walk away still happy with the land use deal we made years ago.
  2. Please keep in mind your role as duly elected representatives of the people of Wellington to continue to represent us in managing the business of our village. What do the people of the village want? I do not believe anyone on our council should be thinking that they were elected to represent the special interests of those interested only in making money for themselves. If you are focused only on added tax revenue, I would ask that you take a long, hard look at the expense for this added revenue. These expenses will include habitat loss and the loss of confidence in our council to properly represent “the people.”

Trusting you will seriously reflect on doing the people’s business!

Joseph Manning, Wellington