2013-03-28 / Letters

Citizens, Commissioners Praised For Speaking Out At Meadow Grounds Lake Meeting

To The Editor:

I attended the March 21 meeting between the public and representatives from our commonwealth government concerning the arbitrary decision to drain Meadow Grounds Lake. I was very proud of my fellow Fulton County citizens. They showed due respect and at the same time stood their ground and expressed their concerns for the way the state is handling a precious resource in Fulton County. Despite scary rhetoric by the PDEP, PFBC, and Rep. Hess’s office and articles in The Fulton County News, the citizens universally proved they can reason and think for themselves.

The PDEP, PFBC, Rep. Hess and Sen. Eichelberger showed that they were unwilling or unable to share information before the meeting. My fellow citizens showed that they could research the topic and didn’t need help from those who they pay to represent them in Harrisburg.

I also want to point out that the Fulton County commissioners did an excellent job representing us at the meeting.

As a veteran and a citizen of the commonwealth, I took exception to a comment made by Sen. Eichelberger. He stated that we have had the use of Meadow Grounds Lake free of cost. I would like to remind the panel of the meeting, that all the speakers receive a paycheck from the commonwealth. Tax dollars go toward maintaining the lake. So who really owns the lake? And who should the speakers at the meeting consider their supervisors?

Marty Hann

McConnellsburg

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