Letter to the editor: Richard and Lucinda Leonard

Concerns about Rockland push to make it possible to build houses on small lots

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 9:15pm

We have lived on Willow Street for over 40 years. We have concerns about the push to make it possible to build houses on small lots.

The area east of Broadway would suffer greatly if this is done. The drainage in this area is very poor.  After heavy rains and snow melt, our backyards are flooded. This has been happening for years. New construction in the area would only make the drainage problem worse.

Please take this into consideration, before voting on this change.

I am attaching pictures of our backyard so that you can see what a problem this is.

Also, to destroy the natural area on upper Talbot Avenue to create low income housing is heartbreaking.

Once this habitat is gone, it is gone forever! This truly would be a shame. There must certainly be other alternatives. Rockland needs to hold on to its natural areas.

Richard and Lucinda Leonard live in Rockland