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Dear Editor, I am in full agreement with Lon Matejczyk concerning the Wal-Mart that is trying to destroy a peaceful way of life on Baptist Road. Growth is going to happen, but I would rather see some quaint shops and nice condos there instead. Wal-Mart will be, to say the least, an eyesore. And to… Continue Reading Growth going to happen, but should be controlled

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Dear Mr. Matejczyk, Thank you for your support of our efforts opposing the rezoning for Wal-Mart on Baptist Road. Appended is a copy of my letter to all five El Paso County Commissioners on that subject. To date only Commissioner Bensberg has offered a reply. As a member of the Tri Lakes Coalition I appreciate… Continue Reading Thanks for your support, here is what I sent the commissioners

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Don't need urban sprawl in Monument

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Dear Lon: Thanks for the support against the proposed Wal-Mart location in Monument. We firmly oppose a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Monument. We do not need this kind of urban sprawl here. There already are two Wal-Marts located in close proximity to Monument: one is on North Academy Boulevard, about 10 minutes away and the second… Continue Reading Don't need urban sprawl in Monument

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Dear Mr. Matejczyk, I strongly oppose Wal-Mart’s new store at Baptist and I-25 for the same reasons you do. I live about seven miles to the east of the proposed location and the addition of yet another big box in a pristine area is too much, not to mention the added traffic, killing of competition… Continue Reading Wal-Mart might win, but retailer will lose at least one shopper

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Would Sam be making the same decision?

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Dear Mr. Matejczk, Just a short note to thank you for your editorial regarding the placement of a Wal-Mart store on Baptist Road. I don’t believe that the late Mr. Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, would want to force a Wal-Mart on the Monument community after hearing all the opposition. One need look no further then… Continue Reading Would Sam be making the same decision?

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Lon, As a resident that will be affected by the subject rezoning proposal I want to express my disapproval with the proposal. This proposal is inconsistent with long-range planning for this area and is incompatible with the neighboring community. Furthermore a perfectly suitable and correctly zoned location exists for Wal-Mart just north at the Monument… Continue Reading Wal-Mart would be fine … at Monument Marketplace

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Lon, It has recently come to my attention that an opportunity exists to voice my opinion on the matter of Wal-Mart taking residence off Baptist road. Currently, I am the original homeowner of my house in Fox Run which is a development with a section that backs up to Baptist Road. This development is east… Continue Reading Property values reason enough to oppose supercenter

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Last week I had the honor of moderating a panel at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for the Springs Youth Challenge. Participants included Robert Wonnett, the dean of students and director of Student Auxiliary Services at UCCS; Larry Schaeffer, director of field operations and integrated defense systems for Boeing – Colorado region; John… Continue Reading If kids are our future, we are in good hands

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Dear Lon Matejczyk, Regarding the proposed Baptist Road Wal-Mart, I don’t understand the purpose of zoning if a small group of individuals can make a monumental change to an existing zoning plan that was presumably created with the benefit of the community in mind, without the approval of the general electorate. On a related topic,… Continue Reading Why have zoning if changes can be made by a small group?

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Dear Editor, I’d like to echo and expand upon Mr. Matejczyk’s comments in the 25 June issue of the CSBJ about the proposal to place a Wal-Mart Supercenter on Baptist Road. I, too, am concerned about the increased traffic that a Wal-Mart at that location is bound to bring. Even Wayne Williams, the commissioner for… Continue Reading Bottlenecks, tailgaters and congestion – Traffic the main headache

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