LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The Whitewater Township board stole your vote!
Our community values and rural way of life are in jeopardy. In 2018 the majority of township voters said no to recreational marijuana. Why did certain board members decide to mute your voice by now approving marijuana? For a few taxpayers to grow commercial marijuana? It seems the needs of the few outweigh the vote of the majority. All of us cherish our property rights but what happens when those rights are violated? There are many unresolved issues in the growing process. Where is the protection for the Whitewater residents? What about the damage to our water tables and wildlife impact? Consider the disposal of hazardous processing waste, noise pollution, air pollution, and light pollution. No one on the board has done the research to find out what happens to the environment. Who pays for the clean up after the fact? How about our property values? These issues need to be addressed before the damage is done. It is easier to fix these problems before they exist and almost impossible to fix once this goes into effect. Think about it, 310 permits in our small township. Now’s the time to get involved, ask me how!
Excellent candidate for DDA
We are writing in response to your May 20 article titled “DDA board member criticized for potential conflict of interest.” We were surprised to read Barb Mullaly’s response stating, “she will gladly resign as soon as applicants come forward.” The article goes on to say that two candidates were interviewed last fall but were not qualified to serve on the DDA. We would like to introduce you to one of these candidates, Jeremy Cannon.
Jeremy’s experience includes: Master’s Degree in Business and Nursing; Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center; Director of Operations at Munson Medical Center; Rotary Charities Leadership Learning Lab program; Leadership Grand Traverse; Former president of the Addiction Treatment Services Board of Directors; Chair for the Traverse City American Foundation of Suicide Prevention Walk.
When Jeremy moved to Elk Rapids in 2020, he immediately reached out to serve the community where he and his family live and go to school. We are confident that he is an excellent candidate for this position given his past experiences, his vision and passion for doing the right thing. Jeremy can be reached at 906-869-6516 if you have questions about his vision for the Elk Rapids community.
Kathy Moody-Breece and Cheryl Barnes
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