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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Paul Proudian made a mistake

On August 25, Paul Proudian wrote about the recent Council vote to change the zoning ordinance.

Mr. Proudian wrote, "The Three view the Planning Board as petty bureaucrats who want to over-regulate real estate developers. They recently took away the Board’s ability to impose fire protection standards on housing developments."

That is not completely true. The vote of Council on April 18, 2006, was FOUR to zero. (Minutes) It was unanimous, and it included Councilor John Welch.

Mr. Proudian failed to mention this. As a matter of fact, Councilor Welch stated the following: "Councilor Welch said he feels the town needs to have something formally written in the ordinance and does not support the memos that are submitted from the Chief to the Board. Councilor Welch cited comments made by board members that they would in fact exercise their authority to deny applicants subdivision approval. Developers could possibly sue the town over the denials resulting in legal costs to the town."

So when Mr. Proudian writes, "But thanks in part to the vindictiveness of three axe-grinding demagogues" what he really means is that Mr. John Welch is also a petty bureaucratic, vindictive, axe-grinding demagogue.

Can't argue with the facts.


  • Clark, Proudian ae at seem to count only the 3 not the 4 or 5 as almost all votes have come out that I've watched.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:40 PM  

  • Proudian was also misleading about who was for the cable issue...unanamous vote! Julie even spoke up in favor. They are such liars...saw it on the replay of council tonight.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:41 PM  

  • Paul Proudian has made Several a result, they came back to Haunt Him! What a man sows, he reaps.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:49 AM  

  • What the citizens of Gray need to do... is to keep an eye towards the long-term picture for our Town! Gary's term on the Council is almost up; and stronger Leadership will be necessary if the citizenry are to be represented effectively.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:58 AM  

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