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Can we get a bylaw that says that if you don't farm your zoned agricultural land, you can't say squat to those that do?
(For what it's worth, Mike Card is the same guy who thought a roof on playscape in South Williamstown gave him the right to demand its removal. I suspect the people who encouraged him to do that are the same people who are against letting farms make money on weekends.)
Mike Card was just doing his duty when a complaint was filed against Green River Farms. However ridiculous the complaint, he's still obligated to investigate it without prejudice. I'm not sure of his personal views, unlike the previous commenter seems to be, but I do agree that the folks in South Williamstown seem to be textbook NIMBYs.
It wasn't Mr. Card's investigation that was the problem, it was the finding and the frantic backpeddaling to find an escape hatch once the Selectmen and Mr. Fohlin were dragged into it by the owner.
The first comment did not accuse Card of anything personal. It just mentioned that he was influenced by a group of people who, until recently, never had someone call BS on their ridiculous NIMBYism. The first commenter along with me and several other have watched this dynamic for years. It's time to return agricultural policy to farmers and take it back from people "who just know better."