From: Joseph Wilson [email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:23 PM
To: Daniel Lamb; Deborah Cipolla-Dennis; Bambi Avery; Kathy Servoss; Linda Lavine; Supervisor
Subject: Moratorium Set for Public Hearing July 21
To the Town Board Members,
I support the proposed moratorium set for public hearing July 21. The reasons stated in the draft in Sections A, B, and C of the draft moratorium include many of the problems and issues many residents of the Town have been raising regarding our zoning law for more than a year.
Given that NYSEG will be using eminent domain to impose the construction of a 7+ mile, "unregulated" gas pipe through the private property of about 100 Town residents for the purposes of raising gas line pressure throughout the County and for the purpose of gaining 20-years of new gas customers, the Town Board's taking the time to address inconsistencies in the current zoning law is only common sense.
In addition, NYSEG/Iberdrola's proposed methane gas pipe is likely to create or worsen certain conditions affecting the Town's residents. These include the following:
Therefore it is the duty of our Town Board to make use of the moratorium to adopt standards and requirements as suggested in Section D to help protect the health, safety, community character, and general welfare of us residents.*
*I strongly suggest that these standards and requirements include those portions of The SEQR Handbook, 3rd Edition, and the The Guide to the Assessment of Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in an Environmental Impact Statement which I have previously shared with you. (Both are published by the Department of Environmental Conservation.)
Joseph M. Wilson
75 Hunt Hill Road
Ithaca NY 14850 (in the Town of Dryden)