I've rewritten this post a half dozen times in the last 24 hours. Anger, bewilderment and disappointment took over my hand in the various drafts. I felt pole-axed at the City Council meeting Tuesday night by the actions of the Plan Commission and the full Council.
As part of the Plan Commission report there was a motion to fill in the blanks left in the Westfield Meadows Final Land Divider's Agreement from November. A part of that motion was a request by the developer to be relieved of the obligation to finish the detention pond north of Porter Road before begining work on the development.
This request, so far as I can tell, has not been discussed as part of the agenda or minutes of the Plan Commission.
Why would the Plan Commission give up the leverage to compel compliance?
Why change a compromise that was a victory for all the parties?
If the intention was to roll over for the developers all along, why allow the annexation of the parcel north of Porter?
Why was there not one voice at the full Council meeting to at least speak up and ask why the restriction was being changed?
Now that the developers can begin grading and building without protecting Abbey-Koth, who do I call when the water starts coming across the field?