October 2, 2017
Dear Fellow Democrats,
On Tuesday night (tomorrow) at 7 P.M at Town Hall, the Gardiner Town Board’s agenda includes a discussion of the request for a building moratorium by a group of Gardiner citizens. The Town Board will also discuss the current zoning code. We strongly urge you to attend this important meeting.
Deep- pocketed developers, some from as far away as California and others as close as Wall Street, have discovered the irreplaceable beauty of Gardiner. They believe they can roll over small town planning boards and compliant small town governments. “Save the Ridge” was a huge victory, but another struggle is just beginning. Currently, Gardiner is dealing with at least 3 developments that we are aware of: Shaft Road; Heartwood; and the 208 development. There are also 200 acres on the Ridge belonging to developer John Bradley that is for sale. Talk is that a hotel chain is interested in developing that land.
Gardiner Democratic Committee Supervisor Candidate, Lisa Lindsley will be in attendance. Take the time to meet with and talk with Lisa. Lisa has been an active member of the group opposing the development of the wetlands adjacent to Shaft Road in Gardiner. She will provide the leadership Gardiner needs to balance maintaining our town’s rural character and unique natural environment with the demands of economic development. She is passionate about parks, open space and smart development for Gardiner as well as professionalism and sound financial management for town government. With 30 years of professional experience in financial services and a track record in union organizing and local activism, Lisa has the experience and passion to serve Gardiner well.
Your presence at Tuesday’s meeting will send a message to the Town Board: we citizens of Gardiner are counting on you to protect our interests, not the interests of out of state developers. See who on the Town Board will vote to protect what makes Gardiner the place we choose to live in. See who believes “fairness” to developers is the priority. Let your voice and your priorities be heard!
The Gardiner Democratic Committee