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Noel Kline

Frequent Pennsylvania Visitor Letter of Opposition

The Gettysburg National Military Park holds a very special place in the hearts of those who visit regularly. Not only does the region have many hotels, restaurants and other tourism locations that have come to be an essential part of any visit – but the Battlefield conjures up emotions and inspires us to learn more about who we are and what it means to be an American. Visits to iconic locations like Little Round Top, Culps Hill, Devils Den, the Railroad Cut and more have left indelible marks on our hearts. Imagine if the next time you visit these special areas of the battlefield the bucolic views we have come to appreciate are now forever scarred with a water tower or other support structure.

The very essence of the Gettysburg viewshed is now being threatened by a proposed zoning amendment that could change the skyline forever. We invite you to join us in raising concerns to the Cumberland Township Board of Supervisors about the proposed text amendment to the zoning ordinance that would increase the maximum height regulations for “essential services" from 35 to 175 feet in Residential and Residential Medium High Districts in Cumberland Township.

This form will allow you to affix your name to the letter below, which articulates our opposition to the amendment as it currently stands.