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Van Susteren: Say no to eminent domain on Wind Meadows woods
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Van Susteren: Say no to eminent domain on Wind Meadows woods

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The recent attempts by the Wind Point Village Board to set in motion a move to take by eminent domain parts of a wooded area beloved, and owned, by the Wind Meadows Association are cause for great concern. Since 1970, part of the guaranteed value of any homeĀ  sold in the subdivision was the ambient beauty of the natural wooded surroundings. So intent were the developers on maintaining the environment that they mandated that every home buyer include a sizable portion of the building budget contract be allocated for installing trees and plantings.

Also, legal steps were taken to protect certain wooded areas. These lands are known to have swampy portions. The village, intent on developing the land for increased tax revenue, would likely need to undertake massive French drain infrastructure to make the land buildable. This could have unforeseen consequences for nearby homes in changed water tables. Small increases in tax revenue could be hollowed out by damages that could ensue. Globally, the world laments the destroying of forested land, and the air it freshens, and the shrinking home to endangered wildlife. If you agree, please join your voice in opposition.

Marcia Van Susteren

Racine

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