Resident denies ‘racist’ label

We are motivated by the intense desire to preserve our beautiful agricultural community and peaceful lifestyle.

Editor:

Re: Star letters, “Resident answers back,” June 6.

Mr. Giesbrect is entitled to his own interpretations which no doubt are influenced by his own motivations.

The vast majority of citizens of Bradner are motivated too. We are motivated by the intense desire to preserve our beautiful agricultural community and peaceful lifestyle.

Proponents of this development are motivated by the desire to pave over farmland, destroying it forever. They are happy to see our community overrun with truck and commuter traffic, plagued by increased air and noise pollution and by increased crime. In short, they are motivated by the greed for windfall profits.

One statement he made must be corrected. I was the person who spoke to the lack of action on the Mt. Lehman Firehall. He implied that I represented the ratepayers group – he was incorrect – I do not speak for any group.

My comments regarding the “Taj Mahal” were clearly in reference to the extravagant design and cost of the new firehall on Blueridge while rural firehalls have waited many years for desperately needed improvements. No rational person could find any racial implications there. You go on to characterize any one opposed to your agenda as “self-serving racists” Your comments are to say the least untrue, malicious and repugnant.

A proud non-racist Bradnerite.

Matt Groves, Bradner

 

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