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People of Alton need to pay attention to workforce housing issue

To The Daily Sun,

On September 4th we attended the Zoning Amendment Committee meeting at the Town Hall and the subject was workforce housing. It was a very eye-opening meeting which provided the committee as well as the attendees a lot of food for thought. Some of the language in the multiple handouts is very ambiguous and raised a number of unanswered questions. The Alton representatives asked some very insightful questions and had difficulty determining concrete answers to many of the points. A subsequent meeting has been scheduled this month to further discuss the issue and to get clarification from consultant Steve Whitman of Jeffrey H. Taylor & Associates and Alton's Town Planner Ken McWilliams.

There was a significant turnout of interested Alton residents. We urge the people of Alton to attend the follow-up meetings on workforce housing in order to have a full understanding of what will appear on the next ballot and know the long-term consequences of passing such an amendment.

Don & Gail Kleeberg
Aram & Lucy Sisoian

Alton

 
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