Thursday, June 15, 2017
Is Water Offer to Louise Moore Park a Trojan Horse?
Northampton County Council is poised to grant an easement for this water line at its meeting tonight. Public Works Director Stan Rugis has said this will cost the water utility between $250,000-300,000.
Is this being done out of the goodness of its corporate heart? Or does the utility smell profits?
This area is precisely where a 645-unit apartment complex was pitched to Lower Nazareth Supervisors in 2014. It failed there and in subsequent appeals to Commonwealth Court.
This proposed easement should be tabled so that Lower Nazareth Township officials and residents have an opportunity to weigh in.
I see no reason why public water is so damn necessary for tennis courts and walking trails.