Letters To The Editor 7/5/2021

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Better alternative
for battery plant
To the editor: It has been said that there is a price you pay for the good you do. Building a battery plant in Oregon is a good idea. It will provide jobs and income for the city.
However, if the battery plant is built on the wetlands we lose the wetlands. This is a steep price to pay when there are alternatives.
The alternative is quite simple. Build the battery plant in another location in Oregon and we kill two birds with one stone. The plant provides jobs and city income and the wetlands remain.
Steve Cherry

Citizens muted
on battery plant
To the editor: Oregon residents and neighbors are concerned over the proposed industrial park where a battery plant would be built. We don’t want industry to destroy our wetlands, trees and farmlands. We love where we live here for the quietness and wonderful wildlife.
A citizen who has worked and lives in Oregon for 45 years spoke at the council meeting and someone just happened to forget to turn the mic on. This just seemed like one more way Oregon has tried to mute their citizens.
The resident discussed how Oregon has not taken care of its green space and not been a good steward of the environment. She handed them the Dr Seuss book, The Lorax, to read. Reminding them that this is not what their citizens want - another industrial area in the city.
Later in the meeting the council president offered it back and the resident said it was for them to share.
Mayor Seferian said, “I don’t read, someone will have to read it to me.”
It looks as though he doesn’t read at this time or listen as many citizens do not want this new industrial park area. I wish they would stop looking at this area in East Oregon and invest time into industries that could fill the multiple 20 and 30 acres lots left in the Wynn industrial park area.
Or better yet do some brainstorming of what will help support the budget that the citizens of Oregon want.
Should their city logo be a bulldozer and industry or one that talks about water and the bay? As Dr. Seuss and the Lorax says, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
Be part of the change and someone who cares about this green space.
Anna Buschmann

Striking a
To the editor: We are all concerned about the power plant Oregon plans to build. We are all for economics, expansion, and jobs. (If we have people left to apply).
The above is a tunnel vision Oregon has had and has been successful at doing that. But there is another side of the coin; the cost and the pain or liability that come with it?
We may not live to see it; and the future of our children and grandchildren will have to bear the consequences similarly to what we bear now on a number of fronts – financial instability, injustice, police brutality, racial inequality, and climate change.
Yes, we have the right to be foolish and short sighted; but doing nothing is not a wise alternative. Being prudent and striking a balance with all the crowded power plants we currently have and the creation of wet lands is a winning idea. But only time will tell.
Prakash Thombre

Sad story unfolds
To the editor: I have been watching the story unfold between the wants and desires of the City of Oregon, its leadership, and their efforts to impact our environment here in Northwest Ohio - forever.
It is a sad story because we have the greater responsibility to be stewards of the land, to set aside financial gains to afford city services the easiest most damaging way possible, and to change our natural environment through justification of options and threats.
I never thought I would be sending a letter to the editor, watching meetings online / in person or having discussions with neighbors and friends about something so important for everyone. I never thought I would be taking an active part in trying to stop what has started to unfold here in the eastern part of Oregon / western part of Jerusalem Township. I never thought public officials would continue seeking out the development of fertile farmland, natural wetlands and of course the watershed of Maumee Bay and Lake Erie to pay for city services in Oregon.
The mayor of the City of Oregon time and time again is using these future options of securing property for industrial development to plug a future gap in the city finances without taking serious the environmental impact it will have not only on those now reading this letter but for future generations.
My message is clear. Do not continue any effort to exercise options to secure property for the development of industrial use in the area of Brown, Bury, State Route 2 and North Curtice roads.
Joel Moszkowicz


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