The Van Wyck News
8 Number 2
||A Voice for Freedom||
16 January 2016
Voters For a Town of Indian Land and the Truth
It became clear about a year ago with the adoption of the new Comprehensive Plan and the work on the new UDO that the County was not going to pursue intensive development of the Van Wyck area. Instead Van Wyck would be allowed to develop as a high end residential area of large houses on large lots in accordance with the wishes of current Van Wyck residents and the capabilities of current infrastructure. Several years of work by residents of Van Wyck have gone into getting the new Comprehensive Plan and UDO set up to permit this.
There is an enormous amount of money to be made by building out Van Wyck and expanding Indian Land into a city of perhaps 50,000 people. This money will not be made if Van Wyck is allowed to develop as a large houses on large lots community. Some developers, and perhaps others as well, feel that Van Wyck should be built out and this money should be made whatever the wishes of the residents and the County.
Thus the Voters for a Town of Indian Land effort was born. Make no mistake, the choice that the Indian Land and Van Wyck voters will make when voting on the Town of Indian Land Incorporation Proposal is a choice between developing a large city where Indian Land/Van Wyck is now on one side and allowing the Van Wyck area to develop as a rural living area of large houses on large lots under the County on the other. Developing Van Wyck into a city is what the Town of Indian Land people mean by "managing growth." Making large amounts of money by destroying the land is the name of the game.
The TOIL people are assuming that Van Wyck people are too "countrified" and stupid to see the opportunity to make large amounts of money by developing the land in Van Wyck. "Those poor people, we want to give them the opportunity to have what we have" they say from their expensive houses 15 feet apart through the additional layer of government represented by Homeowners Associations..
Van Wyck people see things differently. They are well aware of the situation in Indian Land and have no wish to live that way. They prefer to live on land being used as land, growing trees, crops and wildlife as opposed to being simply a platform to support houses.
8th Year CelebrationWe celebrate the opening of the eighth year of publication of the Van Wyck News.
ILAC MeetingThe Indian Land Action Council will be meeting on Thursday 21 January at 7:00 PM in the Indian Land Library to hear the presentation by the Indian Land Incorporation people that are attempting to incorporate Van Wyck into Indian Land. The format will be a presentation followed by questions from the floor. I asked for rebuttal time and was refused with the comment that there would not be enough time, which is probably true. They did say that if a group from Van Wyck wanted to ask for time they would try to schedule it for a different meeting.
Van Wyck people need to show up for this meeting to protest the inclusion of Van Wyck in the TOIL, assert that Van Wyck has no interest in being included in the TOIL and the ever present and as yet unanswered question "What are you going to do for me after you require me to be in your town and raise my taxes?"
The meeting will be crowded; get there early to be sure of a seat.