Apropos of your story “Board votes to establish panel on rezoning” (CDT, 11/04), I wish to reaffirm the Patton Township residents’ strong opposition to the so-called “Patton Crossing.” It is most troubling that the Board of Supervisors kept the residents in the dark until recently, even though they were quietly moving forward with the proposal. No wonder the developers appeared to be demonstrating the feeling that the construction of the town center is inevitable. Thus, I am sorry you feel that “We’re kicking the can down the road — for what purpose?”, Mr. Kervandjian. Your question at the end of your comment seems to imply that it’s a done deal; however, we residents will continue to oppose your retrieval of the proverbial can. None of the developers, including Messrs. Poole and Kervandjian, will be affected on a day-to-day basis if this monstrosity, clearly diminishing the family-type atmosphere of the area, is built, as they do not reside anywhere close.
Mr. Abrams, by his own admission, has served as supervisor for 34 years. Perhaps the supervisors think they know better because of their longevity on the board. Sorry, but the residents are more knowledgeable as they’re the ones affected.
I have two suggestions for residents of Patton Township who will be adversely impacted by this proposal. One, please write to the Board of Supervisors voicing your opposition and asking them to cross out the “Crossing.” Two, vote the supervisors out of office when they seek re-election.
Ram Narayanan, Port Matilda