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Letter to Editor: Opposed to ORV park

July 31, 2013

Why are the only options that include ORV use being presented at the charrette?

During Charrette #1, it was quite clear that the majority of Oxford residents do not support ORVs in this proposal.

The few advocates for ORVs were (1) from outside our community and (2) hiding behind the claim that ORVs will stimulate tourism. However, they themselves were clear that they want to bring their toys here so they could avoid spending money.

There's no economic windfall here, just noise, pollution, and contamination of our land and water.

ORVs are not compatible with the other proposed recreational uses, yet the County seems bent on appeasing a small minority while ignoring the will of the residents.

I expect my village and township officials to represent the wishes of the majority in this proposal and vote accordingly.

Larry Sweat