To The Daily Sun,
I am deeply impressed by the town of Gilford's efforts to preserve the integrity of zoning ordinances, that in the end protect us all.
In the latest article (Daily Sun of Dec. 15), attorney Patrick Wood, representing Timber Hill Farm/Beans and Greens, puts so many twist and turns in the rights of the Planning Board, the ZBA, previous court decisions and state laws, that one thing has now become perfectly clear: he's given up trying to connect agriculture to what Timber Hill Farm/Beans And Greens is proposing to do on its residentially-zoned property in Gilford. And the reason for that is there is no connection. He knows it, Timber Hills abutters know it and so do the owners of Timber Hill/Beans and Greens.
Creating a commercial enterprise, in this case a wedding venue, in a residential area and using "agritourism" to support that right because they have a farmstand on the property and that they will serve "farm grown" at the weddings, and that their business may fail without these weddings, in my opinion, is manipulative and an argument that is ridiculous and unsupportable.
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