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The Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance needs your immediate help.
I'm writing to ask you for your support and immediate action on the R-4 zoning issue facing Saugatuck Township this coming week.
On Wednesday, October 28 at five o'clock the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commissioners will hold a joint meeting to discuss the proposed Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance that Stephen Neumer (Aubrey McClendon) has put forward on behalf of Singapore Dunes LLC to subvert the R-4 zoning district governing some of their holdings. The area in question is situated between the Saugatuck Dunes State Park Natural Area to the north and to the south the 171 acres parcel the Land Conservancy of West Michigan is trying to set aside as a natural area -- The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund is considering a $12.6 million grant to help in that acquisition. Due to the radical changes proposed and their potentially devastating community impact and on the advice of multiple legal experts, the Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance is launching a petition drive aimed at getting thousands of signatures from Michigan residents to urge Township officials to promptly reject this proposal. The petition can be signed on-line and is easy to complete.
Given the short window of time I am asking you to go send an Urgent Action Alert to your membership. Please forward to as many people and organizations as possible. It is vital that we stop this proposal dead in its tracks. We believe that any attempt to appease Singapore Dunes LLC by complying with these inappropriate requests will only contribute to the dismantling of our legal zoning protections and compromise the integrity of the surrounding publicly-funded natural areas.
Please help us prevent a grave mistake from happening by spreading the word about this potentially disastrous zoning ordinance.
Here's the link where you can sign the petition.
Here's the link to the SDCA website page alerting people to this call.
Here's the basic information to forward on to your list(s):
By taking our stand at this point in the process, we hope to save the community years of unnecessary and expensive headaches-- as well as the integrity and character of the Saugatuck Dunes.
Thank you for your help!
Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance