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Noel Kline

Preservationist Letter of Opposition

There is no more iconic battlefield than Gettysburg. Names like Devils Den, Little Round Top, the Railroad Cut and the High-water Mark have left indelible marks on each of our hearts. Many of us have visited these places on multiple occasions and have fond memories of discoveries, emotional reactions and thoughts of inspiring stories.

We know the value of preserving battlefields as walkable classrooms and places that should be protected so that future generations can share the same experiences we have had. Well, 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 structures.

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.