Ocean Pond developed enough, says writer
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