From the Argus
Officials stand pat on tree ordinance - Board of Trustees, Planning Commission decide to not alter measure until after Nov. 8 referendum
By Jim Totten
DAILY PRESS & ARGUS
Opponents and supporters of a controversial tree ordinance in Brighton Township do agree on some issues, an indication the two sides may be able to reach some middle ground and create a tree preservation ordinance that isn't so divisive.
Both sides believe the existing ordinance needs changing, although opponents would prefer to have the township toss out the entire rule and begin work on a new one. Both sides believe officials should hold off making any changes until after a townshipwide vote Nov. 8 on the issue.
Thanks to the Brighton Twp Supervisor Mr. Prine and a group of RINOS on their board, this proposed tree ordinance did nothing but cause clearcutting on their property since the ordinance was so restrictive. The RINOs were Prine, Bolin, Doughty, and Winship. Harmon did not vote. Slaton and Murphy were not RINOs and deserve kudos for their no votes.
For more information on the referendum, go to the Care for Brighton site