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Regarding the Long Eddy river access

Mar 8, 2016

This letter was sent to New York State Senator John Bonacic on February 20, 2016.
To the editor:
Dear Senator Bonacic:
I am writing to ask for your help in stopping the Long Eddy River Access Project.
As per my conversation with your secretary, the Town Board Town of Fremont wanted to express in writing our displeasure and the displeasure of the people of Long Eddy regarding the Long Eddy River Access.
We are opposed to this project for numerous reasons. The most important is the opposition that is voiced at several board meetings by the residents of the Hamlet of Long Eddy. In the short 5 miles that the Delaware River traverses through the Town of Fremont there are two state accesses, one town access that is paved and a fourth access across the railroad tracks in Long Eddy. The Town Board Town of Fremont does not feel that another tax payer's burden such as the Long Eddy expanded access is necessary nor beneficial to the area. In addition, we are in receipt of a petition signed by a few hundred concerned citizens.
During our Board Meeting on January 13, 2016, a recorded vote was taken and the board unanimously voted to oppose this access.
In closing, the Town Board finds it very disturbing that the DEC uses Delaware Highlands Conservancy as a shill buyer to take property off the tax rolls and make them the burden of the tax payers.
Anything you can do to stop this project is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your kind consideration to this matter. I look forward to hearing from you.

George E. Conklin III
Town of Fremont

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