Letter: Proposed fulfillment center an insult to community

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Letter: Proposed fulfillment center an insult to community

April 18, 2021 - 21:39
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Having lived in Homewood for over 50 years, I have been thankful that competent persons have stepped up to serve our Village Board, School Boards, Park District, Library, and other such positions. There has been consistent quality of life because of their commitment, and the will of the residents. They have done this work well, and for the right reasons, benefitting us all, and our property values. 

Like the rest of the community, I am deeply disappointed by the proposed use of the (formerly) Calumet Country Club property for a distribution center. When greed overwhelms the common good, everyone suffers. 

To invade a carefully maintained community with such a use is an insult to us all.  

Our current Village Board, Zone and Planning Board, Village Attorney, and other administration officials have invested hundreds of hours in research, consultations, and listening to residents in an all-out effort to avoid this damage to our community.

Would that the current owners of the property might consider their legacy to a community that has, in many cases, been a favorable place for their own businesses.

Betty Baker
Homewood