To the Editor:

If someone wanted you to do them a favor, how do you think they should approach you? As a bully? Answering questions about the favor with "I don't know"? Calling the site in question "trash"?

In the ongoing zoning situation in Bedminster, KDC solar is asking for an exception to our Master Plan's NJ State Approved Zoning. Their application requests a Class "D" exception-the most deviant exception possible to our Master Plan Zoning.

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We, as Bedminster Residents, have attended numerous Land Use Board Meetings and resent being bullied and kept in the dark about details of this proposed severe breech in our Zoning. Come out to the next LUB meeting on Feb. 12 and witness for yourself how we are being asked to swallow this proposal. Count how many "I don't know" answers are given to legitimate questions. Listen to the loud, bullying tactics used. Is the old Mellick Farm aka Stephenson Farm and now called the Kirby Farm, "trash" as we have been told?

Remember, too, that this proposed solar power plant will provide power ONLY TO SANOFI, in Bridgewater. Not one of us Bedminster taxpayers will receive any benefit from this deviant zoning request. On the contrary, if this request is granted, watch Bedminster's Open Lands become covered with solar power plants. New Jersey is a state that consistently votes to purchase open space, yet KDC is trying to cover our Open Areas with solar panels when Sanofi's campus has more than enough open space to install their panels on their campus.

The Solar Industry is being encouraged to use brownfields, roof tops and parking lots to site their panels.

Why does Sanofi NOT WANT their solar power plant on THEIR property when they are the ONLY beneficiary of this solar monstrosity?

Come out and see how KDC is trying to ruin Bedminster Zoning in the guise of "Green Power".


John Samtak

Bedminster, NJ