Letter to the editor 1, June 1, 2017
Open letter to Hudson Councillors,
I strongly believe that the ongoing revision of the town by-laws needs to be put on hold until we have an accurate and current conservation plan including all flora and fauna, especially considering the 100-year flood event that we have just experienced.
As well, the whole Transit Oriented Development (TOD) designation needs to be reconsidered. It seems the majority of the town’s people, who care about the future of Hudson, do not want to have this TOD controlling our development.
As someone said, "one train a day does not a TOD make." Hudson should push back against this 'edict from above ' and not bend to the will of an arbitrary group who does not have any idea of our future needs and desires as a town.
So. Take the time. Give us a few more months to consider all the changes that these by-law alterations might incur. Let's get the conservation plan done properly, including the vital 100-year flood plain demarcation.
Areas once permitted for development might well be in flood zones.