Maps draw protests

Southworth said the residents whose properties were targeted as a potential for land preser-vation should have been notified.

"They are our friends, they go to church with us. How could they not have been notified?" she said.

Southworth said she fully supports land preservation and pledged that if elected, her salary would be given to the cause.

Town board member Harold Townley explained that residents went into panic because of maps that were mailed to their homes with false information.

Townley said the reason that officials could not answer questions was because they had no idea maps were sent out. Townley said he doesn't know who could have sent the maps to town residents.

"It is not the intent of the LCC to put out misinformation or change anyone's status as far as what their homes are to be zoned for," Townley said.

Townley said the LCC has been having open meetings for two years, and there has been plenty of time for people to talk and give their opinions.

"I feel bad that this has turned into a political nightmare," Townley said. "Southworth wants to run for political office and is trying to find fault in things that are going on. We are trying to do the best we can for the town.""

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