Setting the Record Straight

To the Editor,

After viewing the March 3rd, 2014 Marion Planning Board meeting and listening to

board member Jay Ryder’s comment on the ZBA’s request for input regarding the solar farm installation on County Rd., we believe there is a need for clarification.

Board member Jay Ryder’s comment “The Briggs’ have taken the planning board to task for years” is both untrue and offensive.

The owner’s and applicant’s for the proposed solar farm project before the boards

are Dale and Laura Briggs.  In the 59 years of living in Marion we have been before

the planning board on two prior nights, both of which were over 20 years ago, one

being unofficial and the other a lot division.

We have always been compelled to help our town and because we do not make it

public most do not know of the numerous contributions which have also included

materials, time, labor and equipment afforded the town by Dale, Laura and

Timothy Briggs.

With board member Jay Ryder’s comment being public and televised before our town, we felt it necessary to state the corrected facts.

Dale and Laura Briggs, Marion


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