The needler in the haystack.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Plainfield = Cranefield?

Construction cranes recently spotted over Plainfield.
Some are involved in building apartments, all are
preparing Plainfield for higher capacities of ... everything.

Perhaps the most interesting question at the Plainfield Planning Board meeting Thursday evening had no direct connection to the agenda.

In the segment set aside for questions or comments pertaining to non-agenda items that comes before the main business, resident Tom Kaercher came to the mike and asked the total number of apartments approved for construction by the Planning Boad in the past two years.

Chairperson Ron Scott Bey answered he didn't have a number off the top of his head but the figure could be gotten for Kaercher.

The question popped into my head as I noticed construction cranes around town.

How many apartments are recently built or under way?

Where are these people coming from?

Who is welcoming them"

What kind of impact are they having on the community, if any?

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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