OK – I’ll admit that I got a little misty last night as I turned into the Orangeville Township Hall driveway to see that the parking lot was packed, overflowing out into the adjacent fields…. thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to the DEQ Public Comment meeting, and speaking your mind respectfully and eloquently. I found it amazing, how our huge lake can still come together as a united community when there’s an issue that affects the lake!
There were some head-scratchers – like the absence of an Environmental Impact survey? How can the agency named “Environmental Quality” ignore something like that?? How can there even BE a marina in a district zoned against it? Or how could they issue the first Marina Permit without all their marina requirements being met?? As my dear husband says – “How can you do something first, then comply later? What if I opened a restaurant – then complied with the Health Department after it had been open for a year??”
At any rate, the DEQ should surely realize now that they gave us NO Public Notice for last year’s marina permit, because we lake residents take our “Guardianship of Our Waters” seriously. And I LOVE YOU for that!!