Letter: Say ‘no’ to Monon Lake destruction
Dear Carmel City Council members, I BEG YOU, please do NOT approve the H/I housing development project by the Monon Lake.
It would completely destroy this beautiful, calm, serene area. The first thing a developer does is clear the land thus destroying what nature has taken years to produce. Let this land be used for and by the public.
If this land is developed into a subdivision, I doubt that the taxes generated would be enough to maintain sanitary sewers, storm sewers, water mains and street repairs. Just east and a little north of here a sanitary sewage overflow problem is trying to be solved. Are you all sure that such a problem would not develop at this site and pollute the lake??? Are you sure that surface water drainage carrying salt from streets and driveways in winter, lawn treatment herbicides and pesticides in summer,etc. would not pollute the lake??? Has the developer, the city, the county or the State had water from the lake tested for toxicity??? If the water is toxic, it may not be safe for people to live near. Since this part of a natural water shed, either the county or the DNR have jurisdiction over the area and, “I BELIEVE”, will have to give their approval. This should be looked into before any City Council decision is made.
I AM, BY FAR, NOT AN EXPERT ON ANYTHING i HAVE MENTIONED ABOVE, BUT i DO BELIEVE THAT EVERY POSSIBLE ASPECT OF THIS PROJECT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BEFORE ANY DECISIONS ARE MADE. Again, I beg you not to approve this development.