It is difficult to follow the specifics of the project, I can not rid myself of the impression that even the involved officials and representatives of HAP are confused over the many exemptions, variances, easements, and other legal maneuvers that are needed and that seem to haunt and complicate the project. It is typical how matters are done in this town. HAP attorney Norm Cuz recognized it himself, “I can understand the confusion,” (at 27:12).
As I noted before, there is a right way to do things and there is a wrong way to do things. This project is a mess and should have never been proposed and planed to be built on the small parcel.
I hope that the voters of Holland will come to their senses and refuse the project in its current form at the annual town meeting and thereby force town officials and HAP representatives to find a better place or buyout the neighboring property to have the necessary space to realize the project.
The project as proposed would make sense in a town where there is an opportunity to hook into a town sewer and town water supply.
Earl Johnson is treating the community with a whistling performance, (at 41:48), and praised our teenagers and emergency response personnel.
May 17, 2010, Peter Frei