Manchester Township planning officials ignore the will of the people
The March 1, 2012, meeting of the Manchester Township Planning Commission was little more than a travesty of justice for the Residents of Manchester Township. I am referring to the conditional use permit approved by the commission that would allow a reception facility for 250 guests to be located on Tracey Road, zoned agricultural/residential.
While I attended the meeting, I noted that the public outcry regarding the opposition to the conditional use permit appeared to hold little meaning. The fact that the land in question involves wetlands, a stream and thus the River Raisin, also did not seem to matter.
Just about now, I can imagine you are thinking what can I do?
Citizens are actually expected to participate in our government. We pay taxes and vote locally.
Quite possibly we may have taken our eyes off the local government just long enough, that some members may have forgotten who they are working for yes, the citizens.
Elections are coming up. Now is the time to get involved in your community. We do have a voice!