These petitions are from the original zoning case number SUP-11-11 ~ not SUP-12-1 which was originally scheduled on the agenda for a public hearing on April 3rd. That night, the Mayor announced it would be continued on April 24th. We find it curious that both SUP's are now listed on the agenda. What is the City up to? Will these cases be heard individually or will they be combined? We called for clarification, but were told we would have to wait and see how the council decides to handle that at the meeting.
These business men from The Greenhouse Spa and Decision Analysts have valid concerns. Gas drill sites do create toxic pollution, disruptive noise, and are ugly and dangerous.
In addition, the proposed Maharishi Drill Site is about 200 feet away from a historic cemetery ~ PA Watson. A drill site SHOULD NOT be allowed this close to a historic landmark, and fracking SHOULD NOT be done under people's graves - no matter what!
Arlington's Landmark Preservation Plan quotes Thomas B. Macaulay:
"A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors, will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants."