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Softening the Footfall of Development
Dear Bay Weekly:
As a resident of “the sleepy community just north of the marsh” who went to Annapolis to check on the subdivision signs that appeared, I want to comment on Gary Pendleton’s Earth Journal [Leopard Frogs, Vol. XIII, No. 14: April 7].
The signs are a result of a filing with Anne Arundel County to redraw lot lines from the original plat from the 1920s by the current owner, who recently purchased several hundred lots that remained in the family of the original developer. The purchaser worked with the Holland Point Citizens Association as to the extent of development and preservation of wetlands, woods, etc. The proposed development will result in construction of 20 homes on large lots scattered over more than 100 acres with the remainder of the land left in preservation.
I was originally opposed to the proposal. But, in the end, such a giveaway in exchange for minimal construction and preservation of the remaining land appears worth more than any monetary reimbursement to the community.
One minor correction: Only sewer services became available to our community. Homes are served by individual wells for their water. The sewer let “the genie out of the bottle” as to development.
I thoroughly enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, frequently walking in the area near the marsh. I hope that I can continue to do so.
—Carol W. Wyman, Holland Point
Still Laughing at Delaney’s April Folly
Dear Bay Weekly:
I just finished reading “Thanks to One and All” by Allen Delaney (Vol. XIII, No. 13: March 31) and thought I would split a rib. Anyone who has ever organized a large event has met some of these people mentioned in jest. (At least I hope it was in jest.) This guy has a great way with words. Can’t wait to read his next reflection.
My husband and I travel through Maryland on some of our trips and love to pick up Bay Weekly. Makes great car reading.
—Zita Kobos, Poughquag, New York
Department of Corrections
The phone number for Captain Mark Galasso was misprinted in “Monsters Lurk in the Depths, But if you catch one, let it go!” (Vol. 13, No. 12: March 24). Reach Tuna the Tide Charters at 410-827-5635.