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North Haven’s charm stems from its beautiful forests and estuaries. Many people move to North Haven for this reason and expect it to stay this way.

Maybe not for long.

A recently proposed North Haven clearing code, being pushed by its proponents ostensibly to “clarify the rules” and make the clearing rules “easier to understand,” is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The facts are, when you lay out the numbers, the proposed changes substantially increase developers’ ability to clear-cut properties, especially for larger properties.

If passed, this will lead to a dramatic change in the character of North Haven. Is this what developers want? Yes, of course. Is this what residents want? Probably not.

Mayor Jeffrey Sander: Please slow things down and let this issue enter the public discourse and give residents the chance to voice their opinions. It is too important an issue to just have a quick and quiet vote without residents’ input.

Neither we nor our neighbors knew about this clearing threat until we read the April 30 article — thank you, Sag Harbor Express, for alerting us!

Jim Vos

North Haven