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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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Dear Mr. Matejczyk, I wanted to thank you for your recent editorial about the proposed Wal-Mart on Baptist Road. I too am strongly opposed to the Wal-Mart coming into our serene setting in Monument. The reason we chose this area was because of the open space, mountain views and less commercialization. I support all the… Continue Reading Supercenter would ruin Monument's serene setting

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Dear Mr. Matejczyk, Here are my wife’s and my concerns about the proposed Wal-Mart store on Baptist Road. 1. The increased traffic from Wal-Mart will worsen the already congested situation on Baptist Road. The Monument Marketplace will increase traffic, but that area has an alternate outlet at Highway 105 via the new Jackson Parkway. The… Continue Reading Not sure we want a business like Wal-Mart in our community

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Dear Editor, I live in High Meadows at Fox Run subdivision about 2 miles from the proposed Wal-Mart on Baptist Road. There are so many reasons that the proposed location should be voted down at the July 15th county commissioner meeting. I’ve listed just a few below: 1) Traffic – I drive Baptist Road several… Continue Reading More than enough reasons not to want Wal-Mart

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Dear Lon, I prefer that Wal-Mart locate in the Jackson Creek area rather than on Baptist Road. Frankly, I prefer to not have them here at all. I think their addition to our community will destroy many of our local business venues and slowly, these unique local gems will drop from sight, just as small… Continue Reading Wal-Mart much like temper tantrum throwing child

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Dear Lon, I appreciated reading your recent comments on the Baptist Road Wal-Mart. I have an additional concern: My subdivision was created by the same developer as Chaparral Hills, and has a similar tract being held by him for future development. If the BOCC allows him to violate his own covenants on Baptist Road, then… Continue Reading Additional concern: Are other covenants under threat?

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Dear Carl Schueler, Assistant Director of County Planning, and El Paso County Commissioners, Allow me to thank each of you for your work in consideration of the proposed Wal-Mart at Baptist Road and I-25. I can only imagine the amount of effort and time that you are required to invest in such decisions. I would… Continue Reading Decision against supercenter practical and reasonable

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Dear Editor, I couldn’t agree with you more Mr. Matejczyk. We’ve only lived in the Gleneagle area for four years, but I can only imagine the devastating effect the proposed Wal-Mart would have on our quality of life. The zoning laws in our area were put in effect for a reason – to eliminate the… Continue Reading Wal-Mart would have devastating effect on quality of life

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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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