Letter: Complex regulations impacting property rights
The news item appearing in the Dec. 29 edition of the Gazette-Journal ("Developer seeks board’s help in subdivision request") speaks directly to concerns expressed by the Concerned Citizens of the Middle Peninsula.
The issue of non-tidal wetlands, the distinction between what constitutes non-tidal and tidal wetlands, in conjunction with the plethora of various state, federal and local environmental issues, will have a very serious impact upon property rights.
The designation and identification of a non-tidal wetland now includes such flora as honeysuckle and the loblolly pine. The broad sweep of environmentalism in conjunction with the heavy regulatory impact and intent of Agenda 21 forecasts a repeat many times of the news story appearing in the Dec. 29 edition of the Gazette-Journal.
To shed some light on this issue, I urge Mathews County property owners and local officials to attend the presentation sponsored by the Concerned Citizens. This event is scheduled on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Church in Dutton. This event will feature several nationally recognized experts in environmental and regulatory issues.
It behooves us to identify just where we are heading with the complexity of regulatory issues being imposed upon us.
Port Haywood, Va.