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Letter: A loss for residents

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Thank you, Melany Slaughter, for your recent article, “Planners endorse rezoning request.” As a resident of River Club at Twin Island, I felt the article provided a great overview of various viewpoints of our community and the desire of the commission for the developer to work with our HOA to “resolve some of these rough edges.”

While I appreciate and respect the role of the Planning Commission, I was confused; more emphasis was not given on the letter signed by 43 residents and conveyed on our behalf by Robin Wyatt. I understand the Planning Commission does not become involved with HOA covenants. However, the development of townhomes does add a financial burden to the HOA by adding two additional alleyways that, by our Declaration of Covenants, we are financially responsible for maintaining. I don’t feel that our community should have to bear the extra expense of maintaining alleyways and living with townhomes that do not meet the specification within t...

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