Within the next couple of months, the Sadsbury Township supervisors are expected to take action to move forward on a zoning ordinance change. If approved, the ordinance will rezone 74 acres at the end of Second Street/Aldina Drive. This property is bounded on three sides by Route 618, Pymatuning Street and Farm Lane. This change from suburban residential to lake area residential classification would allow for a higher density development from the current 40 to 50 units to a proposed 94 units.

I do not believe the area has the infrastructure to support such an increase. No municipal water service is currently available in that area. How will a 94-unit development impact the quality watershed of Conneaut Lake?

Second Street/Aldina Drive is residential. The U.S. Department of Transportation's 2017 National Household Travel Survey statistics estimate that 1.79 drivers per household will take 3.4 trips per day. That traffic rate for 94 households would produce 572 auto trips per day. Second Street/Aldina Drive being used approximately two-thirds of those trips means a huge increase in traffic.

The zoning proposal has the potential to change permanently the quality of life at the lake. I oppose such a plan. If you feel as I do, I encourage you to contact the Sadsbury Township office or the supervisors.

DON GILL

Conneaut Lake

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