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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Re. the story “Shale excavation operation OK'd in Buffalo Township” (July 11): As a resident of Edgewood Drive in Buffalo living across from Holbein's Inc. on Route 356, I see and hear everything that's done — loading and unloading, the beeping of the trucks, etc. Now we'll have more disturbance because Holbein's will be selling this rock.

Not many people from my neighborhood went to the supervisors meeting in which this was pushed through. Some, like me, have jobs or other duties that kept them from attending.

It is shameful that the township would even consider letting this kind of thing happen right in my front yard. It's bad enough the property is zoned commercial and opening the door to the concrete jungle. Now the beauty of Little Buffalo Creek is at stake and so is the serenity of my neighborhood.

Since the meeting, I have networked with residents and have started a petition to present to the township, Holbein and the Department of Environmental Protection, which must also provide the company a permit. I am fully confident I can get signatures from each household.

Too often the voices of the people are not heard, and the local governments blatantly misrepresent the people.

Gary Patz

Buffalo Township

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