In retail, no matter how hard you try, you occasionally make a bad sale.
The product may be defective, the wrong color or not fit properly. Whatever the problem, the retailer wants to retain customers and keep them happy.
Usually an equivalent or better product is discounted and sold to the customer. The retailer may not make as much on it, but the customer is satisfied.
The Penn State/Toll Bros. development represents a bad sale.
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It is not a good sale for our community. The precedent it sets for further development within a sensitive shallow aquifer that provides two-thirds of our water is something we don’t need or deserve.
It also isn’t a good sale for the Toll Bros. They have a contract to buy this land and could sue either Penn State or local government to continue the project.
Growth is good for our town, just not here on this particular piece of land.
Toll Bros. wants to build their project. The community doesn’t want its best well field compromised.
Penn State and Ferguson Township made the bad sale and put us in this situation. Now is the time for them to look at their inventory and make the Toll Bros. a good deal on something else.