It’s unfortunate to see the current backlash to the Monocacy Scenic River plan. I believe those involved in developing the plan have made an honest effort to accomplish a difficult task. It’s important to remember that 89 percent of Frederick County voters believe we need to protect our water supply to ensure access to safe drinking water.
There are clearly some very strong reactions to this plan. As I look at what is actually in the plan, it seems possible that people are reacting to rumor and making presumptions rather than looking at the facts of the recommendations. It is also important to remember that these are recommendations and much further review will occur with opportunity for public input before any final decisions are made. I hope everyone can take a deep breath, as it is much easier to work out solutions when people are calm and thoughtful.