LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
A question of balance
I attended the last Milton Township meeting where the board courageously passed the Revised Vacation Ordinance, balancing the needs of those who need to rent their homes to help pay their taxes and maintenance with the need to preserve our neighborhoods and our northern Michigan way of life. I was one of a large number of people that spoke in support of the VRO.
The people who live next door and down the street are our friends and neighbors. This is where we raise our kids. This is where our grandkids come to spend invaluable time with us. We need to preserve our neighborhoods in a safe environment. Security today is of vital importance to all of us. Giving the ability to allow strangers from anywhere to move in next-door for a week at a time potentially threatens our families and our way of life.
Buying or selling homes for rental purposes in residential zones is commercial activity. Sacrificing our neighborhoods for the sake of making money is just not right.
Thank you, Milton Township, for a VRO that balances the needs of all of us.
Bobb Ford, Kewadin
Thank you to Village Market and the Elk Rapids Community
The Elk Rapids Area Historical Society acknowledges thanks to Rick Young and the Village Market for sponsoring the Community Cash program. The Historical Society has been fortunate to benefit from this program because of the many residents who chose to donate their receipts to us. In return, we strongly encourage the community to continue shopping at Village Market to show our support. Save your receipts again this winter season and donate them to the organization of your choice.
Dan LeBlond, President, Elk Rapids Area Historical Society
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