To: All Glen Lake Association Members
From: Peter Anderson, GLA President
Re: Possible Air Walk on South Side of Big Glen Lake
It is important that the GLA membership read the attached 12/19/13 article from the Leelanau Enterprise, and Judy Oetinger’s 12/19/13 letter to the editor that followed a recent initial proposal to Kasson Township. The business plan includes a 150 foot tower, a 2,000 foot steel walkway 60 to 120 feet in the air, a large parking lot, a gift shop, and night lighting. Note that the very tallest trees in our watershed are 70 feet tall.
The GLA Board of Directors is concerned that this developer is using words like naturalist, eco-tourism and conservationist to disguise what is essentially a commercial enterprise which would be a threat to our delicate Glen Lake watershed. The owners of the 83 acres, John and Wendy Martin, have not yet sold their property to the developer.
Too often these “proposals” happen in the dead of winter. We have sent an email blast to the GLA Membership as many are away from the area and would be interested and concerned as well.
Our purpose is:
1) To notify GLA membership of this possible development and seek and tally GLA membership opinions. Please let us know via email.
2) Suggest membership communicate opinions to Kasson Township officials and Zoning Board:
Clerk Traci Cruz: email@example.com
Supervisor Fred Lanham: P.O. Box 62, Maple City, MI 49664
Zoning Administrator Mike Lanham: firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Based upon your feedback, the GLA Board will determine if active opposition is appropriate at this early stage.
Our next board meeting is 1/16/14. Look for periodic updates on this website.
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