Pride in tearing down 26.6 acres of woods

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Dear Editor:

As a 20 year resident of Parsippany, I love that the town prides itself on the following:

* Ranks #1 as the best small city to live in NJ, according to Money Magazine.

* Ranks #15 as the best small city to live in the Nation, according to Money Magazine.

* Celebrates 36 years as a Tree City USA.

* Being only one of 17 townships in the nation to carry the Tree City designation, every year that it has been awarded.

* Received a stewardship award just this month, by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection for making significant improvements to the sewerage treatment plant, which will protect natural resources.

Now, the Mayor, Town Council and Planning Board can pride themselves on one more thing: Moving forward as quickly as possible to tear down 26.6 acres of woods, filled with wildlife as well as a historic cemetery.

What will replace these woods? Whole Foods, a big box retailer, 65 three-story townhouses, a strip mall, 1,100 parking spaces, thousands of extra cars daily, increased air pollution, noise pollution and light pollution. The acreage borders Rt. 46 to the south and Intervale Rd. to the west.

Please visit: www.dontrezonewaterview.com for upcoming Town Council meeting dates. Let your voice be heard!      

Paula Mondschein

Citizens for Health, Safety & Welfare

Parsippany

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