Meet­ing sched­ules could keep res­i­dents from hav­ing their say on BET project

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To the Ed­i­tor:

The snowed-out Nov. 15 meet­ing for the BET YMCA project in Abing­ton has now been moved (ten­ta­tively) to Dec. 11, ac­cord­ing to some com­mis­sion­ers. The hear­ing it­self will be, un­be­liev­ably, Dec. 18.

Please ask your com­mis­sioner why in the world they would vote to put some­thing right be­fore Christ­mas when they know the vast ma­jor­ity of fam­i­lies are al­ready on over­load dur­ing the hol­i­day season. I would love to hear what they an­swered . Please ask them to resched­ule that vote on Dec. 5.

Be­sides the (ten­ta­tive still? I don’t see it of­fi­cially posted yet) Dec. 11 plan­ning com­mis­sion meet­ing, Dec. 5 is the code com­mit­tee meet­ing where com­mis­sion­ers could choose to hear the pleas of the res­i­dents about plac­ing this is­sue on the agenda and hear­ing res­i­dent re­quests for chang­ing the process by which zon­ing rewrites by devel­op­ers pro­ceeds. There is also a Dec. 13 meet­ing, which, be­sides be­ing an op­por­tu­nity for res­i­dents to com­ment to their com­mis­sion­ers about the BET project, is also an im­por­tant bud­get ap­proval meet­ing. This is also an op­por­tu­nity for res­i­dents to com­ment openly at the end of the meet­ing to their com­mis­sion­ers about both the BET project and about devel­op­ers who write their own zon­ing and dis­re­gard our zon­ing codes.

Then there is the ac­tual BET/YMCA hear­ing on Dec. 18. Oh, and BET so very kindly of­fered to jam in … uh, er … I mean “hold” any other meet­ings with res­i­dents that the res­i­dents might de­sire … in re­turn for not let­ting go of the Dec. 18 “hol­i­day” meet­ing. Wouldn’t want to lose that op­por­tu­nity where they hope to have their project speed through to ap­proval with­out the an­noy­ing prospect of many res­i­dents there.

Wrap, shop, en­joy while we re­zone.

So that is Dec. 5, 11, 13 and 18 — what in the world will you do with all your free time? Keeps the protest­ing down rather nicely, doesn’t it?

Please visit the R.O.A.R.Z. Face­book site or Abing­tonCi­ti­zens.com for more in­for­ma­tion or to help get the word out to your fel­low res­i­dents, many of whom still don’t un­der­stand the con­se­quence of devel­op­ers writ­ing their own zon­ing. — Lora Lehmann, Mead­ow­brook

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