Letter to the editor: Knoll Green Acres and High Rises?

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parsippany focusDear Editor:
Then is not now return to the wilds.
Mike dePierro’s accomplishment in saving the Knoll Golf Course for Golfers and the rest of us; golfer or not.
Wish Mike was as dedicated to all our Parsippany landscapes like he was the Knoll Golf. Today; green acres would not except a golf course, as a legitimate green acres goal, unless it was to be converted by its surroundings into a extended forest or meadow or river sensitive area. As most golf clubs are self sustaining and do not require public funding..Mike needs to understand geology, ecology, hydrology and where Parsippany is exactly on gods earth. Land is not real estate its a natural resource with features and functions already working for us. 
 
Thanks Anyway and is it really helping the town or just the Knoll Utility?
Anyway Thanks for the Knoll; liking it when no golfers are around, in winter then it belongs to all of us, not just golfers..By the way where did George Washington pitch his tent that part of the day on the “Knoll” on his way to Morristown Encampment? Could Georges tent sufficed for affordable housing? If Mike only felt that way about Waterview, Forge Pond and Mountain Way.
How about the concept all housing should be affordable, not market what ever the who can pay what for how long, when they choose and then leave us, over burdened.
Knoll Golf Course or High Rises, or was that just a threat to accomplish a purchase 
It seems the High Rise Housing issue disturbed all, more than the loss of the landscape itself, and perhaps Parsippany missed a real opportunity under Green Acres and landscape concepts to return itself to more of its original nature; like Lake Hiawatha lost the Lake and now the once arcadian small homestead, cabin like character to McMansions that disrupt the small homes in their texture and views.
Waterview could well have been saved and Intervale Neighborhood Character Preserved.
Erasing of the last of the Hills of Troy, Doremus Ridge; the old Dodd estate; known as waterview for another shopping mall among empty mall spaces. Your formula during waterview was scorched earth to prevent housing while if one followed the course of knowledge concerning the issue and available implementations, waterview could never have been taken; it’s very natural features would of saved it with avocation by local officials with the proper mindset, all the means were available. The dilemma could not be resolved by waterview being a golf course but simply a natural resource remaining in Parsippany Troy-Hills, but certainly open space, if not for Inglesino and his followers who ignored and disregarded laws and policies, our own master plan in favor of preservation; rather they and you favored RD developer in all their arrogance, lies and intimidation against your own community and unsound short term economic waste to more unnecessary land destruction.
Mike you do know Columbus did not discover America. America is not one big golf course or shopping mall..Time to retire.
Nick Homyak
Lake Hiawatha 07034

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