Two new opinion pieces have been posted regarding the upcoming Town Meeting vote on the proposed Madison Street rezoning. One is in support of the rezoning from Joanna McFarlane, vice-chair, Wrentham Economic Committee and the other is against the rezoning from Wrentham resident Janice Battikkha.
Here are the opening paragraphs of both pieces along with a link to read each in their entirety.Letter in Support of Rezoning Madison Street
(Submitted by Joanna McFarlane, vice-chair, Wrentham Economic Development Committee)
You may have already received the request for your attendance at Wrentham's Annual Town Meeting (Monday, June 10th at 7:30pm at KP High), but please bear with me. This Monday's town meeting may be by far the most important when it comes to future development in the Route 1 area of our town.
Wrentham needs YOUR YES vote on Article 9.
To read the full letter click Letter in Support of Rezoning Madison Street.
(Submitted by Janice Battikha)
Once again the question of rezoning a large parcel of land on Madison St. will be addressed at a Town Meeting, to be held tonight, Monday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the King Phillips High School Auditorium. A letter from Joanna McFarlane, Vice-Chair of the Wrentham Economic Development Committee (EDC), urging a yes vote is being widely circulated via email. After a very partisan presentation of the issue, Ms. McFarlane concludes with the suggestion that readers listen to both sides of the story, become informed, and vote on Monday night. I couldn’t agree with her concluding statement more. It is only with the body of her letter and the accompanying report from the EDCthat I take exception.
To read the full letter click Letter to the Ed: Why You Should Vote NO on Rezoning.