Letter: Keep the Harris Road dead end in Cumberland

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Please vote no on Question 2 in Cumberland: no contract zone, to help retain a safe dead-end road and save property taxes. Fifty-three percent of the residents surveyed for the Comprehensive Plan did not want Harris Road to become a throughway, yet the town pursued it. The taxpayers will have to pay almost $100,000to make a new road addition on current private property. The out-of-town developer will not have to pay to have this road built on his current property and will receive a higher density zone permission to build more homes than currently allowed. The developer makes out well and the taxpayers will foot the bill. The town’s study found there would be significant increase in traffic for Harris Road. Raising a family with a white picket fence out front on a dead end will be lost forever. A safe dead-end road used by many for recreation will be lost forever.

Colleen Higgins
Cumberland

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