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Monday, February 15, 2016

Green Pond Marsh:Golfers v. Environmentalists?

If Bethlehem Township's Board of Commissioners meets tonight, and that's no sure thing given the ice predictions, Opinions Online readers predict that golfers will be there to pitch an active senior community proposed by Traditions of America (TOA) next to wetlands in which over 180 different bird species have been documented.

The only Commissioner I know who will almost certainly oppose the waivers and deferrals being sought is Tom Nolan, who has previously called the proposed community a "poor plan" at a "terrible location."

General opposition to overdevelopment, along with increased storm waters and traffic congestion, had consequences at the polls. For the first time, Bethlehem Township's Board of Commissioners has a majority of Democrats. But the senior most Democrat, Michael Hudak, supports the development, and even made catcalls at opponents at a planning commission meeting last year. Democrat Malissa Davis, who ran under the "Save Green Pond" banner, is an unknown quantity. So is Democrat Kim Jenkins, who never attended a meeting and was shocked to be elected.


Anonymous said...

Green Pond shareholders say, let them eat cake

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Is Hudak the punch line or the joke?

Anonymous said...

Let Green Pond be Green Pond.Only the greedy(Hudak / developers/Green Pond golf club investors)) and the foolish (Hudak) agree with its destruction for the benefit of a few rich folks at the everlasting expense of 180 species of birds who enrich our community immensely by their presence.

Anonymous said...

"Democrat Kim Jenkins, who never attended a meeting and was shocked to be elected."

That's disturbing. Haven't they had at least 2 or 3 since January???