I knew that something was fishy about the attempt to force Gary Weinman to allow the sewer to go through his property. Now I understand. If this were really about the public good and the new school, the sewer pipe could be significantly smaller than what is planned . They could use an alternate route and bypass the Weinman property altogether. Problem solved.
But that is not what this is about. North Liberty wants to put in a 30 inch diameter pipe. They want new developments in North Liberty and Coralville to have access to this sewer. It will save them money. Who will save money? Private interests.
Why should Gary have his property damaged for private interests to save money? This is a beautifully maintained property with woods and prairie. He has taken care of it for 30 years. It’s a wonderful wildlife habitat with many species included two endangered species. This is exactly the kind of land stewardship that we need.
Please contact the North Liberty administrators and city council members as well as your state legislators and stop this outrageous abuse of power.
~ Lynn Gallagher, Solon