Saturday, December 09, 2023

Why are residents' concerns not being heard?

| September 21, 2023 1:00 AM

I currently live in the Seven Sisters development in Kootenai. Along with many others, I am disturbed by the proposed Providence Road development. I attended two zoning meetings and heard the concerns about traffic, egress roads for escape in case of fire, safety for our children, water and sewage lack of capabilities to handle the extra housing, and Kootenai Elementary only having room for four more students. Still, the Zoning Commission wants to go ahead with the development? This makes no sense.

The developer said he refuses to work with the Kootenai City Council, and the fire district is non-committal on the issue.

Methinks there is something fishy going on under the table. The concerns voiced by the citizens were all in regards to safety, traffic, and other issues. We are supposed to live in a democracy. Why are the citizens concerns not being heard by the zoning board?



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