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The First Order
What will become of this tranquil little community?
Come and discuss the future:
Come and discuss
future in Baptistown & Kingwood Township
|They text of the
announcement below was based upon a flier delivered to our home and an
explanation of why this meeting was being called.
The Kingwood Township Committe
Cordially invites the
and business owners of Kingwood to a
Tuesday evening, July 1, 2008
Municipal Building on the corner of
Road 519 and Oak Grove Road
(~.5 mile north of the CR 519, State Route 12 intersection shown above)
Main topic: To talk about a "Town Center" for
Township needs to develop a long-term development plan to fulfill state
COAH (Council on Affordable Housing) requirements.
If no alternate plan is made, COAH could require up to 87 affordable
housing units be built in Kingwood Township in the next ten years.
The Gombosi Farm property
(west and north of the intersection, including the old red barn seen
from Route 12 and extending up 519 to behind the post
office and old cemetary) is already zoned "village
commercial", is for sale and is and a likely candidate for building a
and affordable housing to fulfill Kingwood's COAH obligation.
What does this all mean?
No. It does not mean packing 87
low-rent condos into an old hay field. However, it does mean that some
change is likely. We can let it happen to us, or we can influence the
change that comes.
Be informed. Be involved. Come to the meeting and listen, learn, ask
your questions and express
your own opinion as
The normally scheduled monthly Township Committee meeting will take
place at 7:00 immediately following the town meeting.
questions, contact the
Your participation is to your benefit.
If the residents of Kingwood Township do not come up with a land
development plan the Baptistown area, some investor/developer will do
it for us!
View north from the
Kingwood Township Municipal Building Parking Lot