Ocean Pond de­vel­oped enough, says writer

The Compass - - OPINION -

While driv­ing to St. John’s this af­ter­noon, I heard on the ra­dio that some­one had plans to de­velop another 150 cabin sites in the Ocean Pond area.

Devel­op­ment means jobs, of course, and we all need to make a liv­ing. The ques­tion I ask is do we need to de­velop ev­ery acre of land in this area to ac­com­mo­date more cab­ins.

This area is now a good size com­mu­nity reach­ing many miles into wilder­ness area. It is also used for hunt­ing and fish­ing.

Not many years ago I hunted in this area and found my­self look­ing di­rectly at a large cabin ac­cessed by a road com­ing from another di­rec­tion.

Maybe govern­ment has plans to close this hunt­ing area al­to­gether?

I know peo­ple put their names in for the draw to get a cabin lot, only a way to make a quick buck a month or two later. And I know there are peo­ple that would love to have a cabin where they could get away and en­joy na­ture.

I feel a huge devel­op­ment like this will cause many prob­lems for hunters and cabin own­ers alike. More plan­ning has to go in to a devel­op­ment like this.

Callers to an open line pro­gram had some in­ter­est­ing ques­tion that need an­swers, i.e. how can some peo­ple get all this land when a pri­vate person has to put his name into a draw?

With all the cabin lots and chicken farms ex­pand­ing in all di­rec­tions, hunt­ing in this area will be some­thing of the past. — Frank Evely writes from Clarke’s


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