To the Editor:
Every once in a while things work the way their suppose to.
In this era of partisan bickering, in which politicians make decisions without concern for common citizens, it’s nice to hear about the Oneida County Board following the wishes of the public and voting down a potential mine in the Town of Lynne.
Nineteen citizens spoke at the August public hearing on the proposed mine, with 18 opposed to the mine. Those opposed included Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council President Tom Maulson who made it clear the tribe would not stop fighting the mine. Others speaking against the mine included Mark Pflieger of Harshaw who presented the Oneida County Board with a petition containing 1,252 names opposed to the mine. And it certainly helped that Lynne Town Chairman Schatzley and most town residents were opposed to the mine.
County Board Supervisor Bob Metropulos said it best, “Chairman Schatzley and the town of Lynne don’t want mining.”
It’s refreshing to hear that most Oneida County Board members listened to their constituents and voted to discontinue pursuing a mine in the town of Lynne.
Now, if we could get our Washington politicians to follow their example.
Town of Cassian