February 23, 2013
Dear Members and Friends:
The LDFLA Board held a special Trustee’s meeting on Feb. 22, 2013, to consider Vermont House Bill H.223. The following statement was voted the official position of the LDFLA Board concerning H.223:
“Although the goals of water quality and shoreland preservation are laudable the LDFLA Board cannot support H.223 as written, and believe it requires further consideration and study. Our primary concerns are:
1. impingement of property rights
2. cost and enforcement
3. additional bureaucracy, both municipal and state”.
The bill may well go through further write-ups and revisions in the Fish, Wildlife, and Water Resources Committee. It is expected that further testimony on the bill will be taken in the committee Thursday, February 28. To be an important part of this process we encourage you to contact your Vermont House Representative and the Governor’s office (802-828-3333) to inform them of your opinion on the bill.
Link to Legislative Directory: www.leg.state.vt.us/legdir/legdirMain.cfm
Contact the Governor’s Office at: http://governor.vermont.gov/
(Follow the link under “Contact us”)