Letter: Not ‘weary’ from the process

Editor,

I’m not “weary!” Pulte, at last week’s (advisory plan commission meeting), appealed to the members, apologizing repeatedly that they may be “weary” as if the process is wearing them out and trying their patience! The overall consensus was that no, we are not weary, we just want you to show us the improvements asked for! Obviously, Pulte did not believe they would have the vote so they requested a continuance based upon a questionable upgrade which was so new and fresh they couldn’t provide the details.

The behavior of Pulte is a prime example of the way developers seem to be bullying their way through the process with little or no regard for the wishes of the people or the community and the Comprehensive Plan for which they stand. The unprecedented allowance of Pulte to return again and again throughout this Wood Wind PUD is a perfect example of how our administration appears to favor the developer over the citizens.

It also appears, and should be noted, that APC member Bob Horkay has shown obvious inconsistency in not recusing himself from participating because he has a son working for Pulte, but did recuse himself in a proposed zoning change before the APC for Birch Dalton, because of a son that works for them.

Since starting my petition “Stop Irresponsible Development,” we are close to 1,000 signatures and the comments keep coming and are so heartfelt about fast-paced developments, concern about schools and infrastructure and loss of rural countryside. One signer comments “We’ve lived here less than three years and are appalled at the rampant, profit-driven growth and total disregard for the environment.” Bottom line is the pace at which developments, 19 in our area alone, are being pushed through, none of them custom, none that are supporting our infrastructure and schools, is alarming. We can do better, we deserve better!

Thanks,

Beth Armstrong

  • Malik Monk

    Thanks for sharing! Glad you started a completely irrelevant petition, with those extremely ugly signs that only make people hate you guys even more. In fact, it’s so annoying seeing those everywhere that you’re actually making me want to put pressure on the council to vote for the project just to irritate you even further. You starting this petition and having people put these signs up is actually making Westfield look completely incompetent and look like a bunch of dumb rednecks that can’t accept change. But awesome! So glad you love the rural life! Actually since you love it so much I know a great place you should move to, anywhere north of Westfield / Washington Township. If you wan’t to live like a dumb rural redneck then move to some other place in Indiana that accepts dumb rural rednecks like yourself

    • Lisabeth Armstrong

      Sorry you feel that way, I hope you’re happy and sincerely wish you the best.