Belleayre Mega- Development

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We, the undersigned, citizens concerned about the far-reaching and irreparable damage the proposed Belleayre Resort would do to our environment to the quality of our drinking water to the Catskill Park, one of two major state parks in New York to the character and social stability of our rural communities to wildlife habitat... and to the wilderness recreational activities pursued by so many, do hereby strongly declare our opposition to the development of this mega-resort in the heart of the Catskill Mountains.
We oppose the creation of what would effectively be a new city in the middle of the Catskill Park hotels, time-share units, luxury homes, clubhouses, restaurants, stores, activity centers, conference facilities, maintenance buildings, parking lots, access roads, etc. that would be wholly inconsonant with the surrounding hamlets, with the character of our community, and with the intimate hospitality the region has traditionally offered to visitors;
We oppose the destruction of Belleayre Ridge and Belleayre Mountain through the clear-cutting, bulldozing, and blasting that would take place during the construction of this mega-resort, and we oppose the loss of a pristine eco-system and the damage to its plant life and animal habitat;
We oppose the devastation this mega-resort would wreak on the magnificent view shed and night sky of these mountains, on the State Forest Preserve, and on the Catskill Park;
We oppose the compromising of our water resources which also supply water to New York City through deforestation, erosion, eight years of construction activity (including blasting), and the risk of toxic substances entering surface and ground water through use in golf courses;
We oppose the negative consequences we believe this development would bring to our economy and our way of life: a sudden and disproportionate population growth exacerbating the current crisis in affordable housing, the potential for uncontrollable secondary growth, a spike in property taxes that could displace many homeowners, pressures on our property values, traffic congestion that would adversely affect business and commerce, rapid and radical change that could imperil the core strength of local communities;
We oppose the loss of a unique environment a prized asset for all the people of New York in order to provide financial gain for a few.
We therefore petition Governor George E. Pataki, NYSDEC Commissioner Erin Crotty, and all local, county, state, and Federal permitting agencies to reject and deny all applications relating to the proposed Belleayre Resort.

3098 Signatures

  • CAROL S
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 15 Romer Street, Phoenicia NY 12464
    • Comments
    • Joni Mitchell said it all:"Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone....THEY paved paradise and put up a parking lot..."
  • Jennifer M
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • Center Street, Franklin, NY 13775
  • marcy t. m
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • p.o. box 634, phoenicia, ny, 12464
    • Comments
    • oh horrors, this is a nightmare, it must not happen
  • John A. K. B
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 147 East 82nd Street, 1B, New York, NY 10028
    • Comments
    • I am shocked and appalled by this proposal.
  • GEORGE L B
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 752 PAIUTE PL, FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ ,07417-2222
  • Eugene A
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 4 Dwight Ave. Spring Valley, N.Y. 10977
  • Linda Marie F
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 423 3rd Street, #2, Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • Steve B
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 211 Old Post Road, Marlboro NY 12542
  • Alexander N. B
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 259 Bear Ridge Rd. Pleasantville, NY 10570
  • Professor Carol D
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 223 Congress street, Brooklyn, NY. 11201
    • Comments
    • A conservative conserves. Please do.
  • Joeseph E
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 237 Chestnut Hill rd, Woodstock, NY 12498
  • Brian H
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • Brooklyn, NY 11220
    • Comments
    • Please consider the enormous long-term impact the Belleayre Mega-Development will have on the entire Catkills region. It clearly threatens not only the unique rural way of life for which many in the area dearly depend, but more importantly, the very integrity of our much-valued and pristine Catskills nature preserve and watersheds therein are seriously threatened by this project!
  • John K
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 12 Jay Street Phoenicia, NY 12464
  • Judith L
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 413 Old Rt. 32, Saugerties, New York, 12477-4229
  • Helen K. H
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 8317 NE 39th St, Spencer, OK 73084
    • Comments
    • I lived in Manhattan for over 20 years and drove thru the Catskills Park and loved the remote woods feeling of no McDonalds, no WalMart, no any other mega-development.
  • Marvin R
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 2682 Sawmill Road, N. Bellmore, NY 11710
  • RON L
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 59 HILL ST, SAUGERTIES, NY 12477
    • Comments
    • THIS PROJECT IS A COMPLETE DISASTER. THE INTEGRITY OF THE CATSKILLS IS NOT THE FOCUS OF THIS PROPOSAL---ITS' DESTRUCTION IS! PLEASE STOP THIS ABOMINATION.
  • Kelly A. W
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 5860 Cresthaven Ln 2D Toledo, OH 43614
    • Comments
    • My tourism money will be spent elsewhere if the development happens. I prefer the area how it is now.
  • Robert
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 350 Bleecker Street, NY, NY 10014
  • Julianna M
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 329 Ashokan Road Kingston, NY 12401
  • Bryson M
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 1627 W. Superior Chicago IL 60622
    • Comments
    • "She brought forth butter in a lordly dish." Judges v. 25.
  • Colette F
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 84-12 35th Ave. Jackson Heights,N.Y.11372.5453
  • Shorey W
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 545 8th Ave, New York, NY, 10018
    • Comments
    • My summer home is in Phoenicia, NY on Woodland Valley Road
  • Carol Dillard, P
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 2503 E. 19th St. Tulsa, Ok. 74104
    • Comments
    • I grew up vacationing in the Catskills and hope that you will have the vision to stop the enroachment on this area, to preserve as was intended the balance ecologically AND to protect one of the few places left with all the profit is more important than preservation going on. Hold fast. Carol
  • Walter B
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 1646 North 72nd Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85035
  • Daniel W
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 91 Pleasant Ridge Dr. West Hurley NY 12491
    • Comments
    • this is a crime against nature and humanity.
  • Charlis W
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 9 Maple Avenue -Pine Hill, NY 12465
    • Comments
    • Will ruin the area!!!!
  • Catharine D
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • David N
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 3 westminster drive white plains, ny. 10604
    • Comments
    • please do not do this to our water supply
  • david n
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 74 kripplebush rd, stone ridge, ny 12484
    • Comments
    • please listen to local views!!
  • lisa w
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 121 west 69st, 1R, NYC, 10023
  • Maryam R
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 555 Bayview Ave Millbrae, CA 94030
  • Antoinette A
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 206 31st Street, 17-b
  • allen
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 114 post office road waccabuc ny 10597
  • carrie P
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 1920 san vicente blvd. santa monica, ca 90402
  • David F
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 519 Salt Springs Rd, Syracuse, NY, 13224
  • dema g
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 1038 valencia st san francisco ca 94110
  • rose q
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 5 southside ave apt 1e New Paltz, NY 12561
  • Kay S. A
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 812 DeCamp Ave., Schenectady, NY 12309
  • Mary D
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • P.O. Box 162, 63 Miller Road, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457
  • Marci W
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 75 Bank st, New york, NY 10014
  • Ross
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 34 Normandy Ct, West Hurley NY
  • e h
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • Kripplebush Rd Accord, N.Y. 12404
    • Comments
    • Keep it Natural
  • Norman E
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 155 E 34th St Apt 5N
    • Comments
    • I strongly oppose this monstrous proposal to develop Belleayre Mountain!
  • Amy O
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 415 South 47th Street, Phila. PA 19143
  • Austin H
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 34 Head of Pond Road Warer Mill, N.Y. 11976
    • Comments
    • Don't do this...The only people that like new developments are the developers...Don't let them woo you with phrases such as "Revitalize the economy" and "Provide resources to the community" Most of the community doesn't want it, so that should be your guiding principal. Please don't do this.
  • Catherine B
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 442 W. 45th St. #5E, NY, NY 10036
  • sandra g
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 16 cedar way, woodstock, NY 12498
  • barbara s
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • 15 elm street florham park nj 07932
    • Comments
    • the website does not work to send comments - are they trying to keep the public from commenting?
  • tom k
    • Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
    • beechford drive boiceville ny 12412