Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in our survey and gave their valuable feedback. When Village of Violetville, Inc. got started we didn’t realize that our organizing skills would be tested. It has been tested in a good way. There have been times in the past where the community was not made aware of changes that had a dramatic impact on their quality of life. Through the Royal Farms and MRP Industrial review process, we realized that the most valuable thing a resident can have is a seat at the table.
We would like to thank Councilman Reisinger for making sure we were involved in the process. Before introducing a bill for rezoning, his requirement is for developers to obtain a letter of support from the community. He will be retiring this December, and we are hopeful that his predecessor will follow the same rule when it comes to community development.
In the future, we think our organization should only offer a letter of support if there is strong support for a project. The vote for MRP Industrial was very close. We had a small time frame to collect votes, but we were able to pool a broad group of residents. In 5 days, we received 58 survey results and amazing feedback. The letter above includes the results from our survey, and a letter that was sent to all parties on behalf of the residents of Violetville.