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Moody Pond Area Residents Against SunMount Home

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We, the undersigned, vehemently oppose the proposed sale of property located at 88 Rockledge Lane to the Sunmount Developmental Center for use as a supervised group home. If sold, the current single family residence located on a quiet dead-end street in a family-oriented subdivision would be converted into a supervised group home housing a minimum of 5 male residents. The residents would not be excluded from having felony records. We state and believe that the Rockledge Park Subdivision and surrounding Moody Pond area, planned as a strictly residential neighborhood in a park-like setting, was intended to be maintained as such via established deed covenants, and is clearly not an appropriate location for such a supervised, multi-resident, group facility. The reasons for this unified opposition are numerous and include: 1. Due to the escalated home sale price proposed ($405,000), and considering that the proposed buyers of the property are tax exempt, the balance of the Town of St. Armand\'s residents\' property taxes will increase. 2. The nature, character and safety aspects of the community will be dramatically altered, with increased traffic throughout the day and night as staff members, delivery vehicles, medical vehicles and transport vehicles come and go to service the building\'s occupants. 3. The Saranac Lake and surrounding area is overly saturated with similar supervised group homes, with over 10 facilities located within a 3 mile radius of this proposed home. 4. The property does not provide ample available parking for staff and other support vehicles. 5. Adjacent property values will decrease as the subdivision will no longer be considered a desirable residential location. 6. An adequate pool of qualified supervisory staff labor is not available in the immediate Saranac Lake area. 7. Adequate quick response police protection, in the event of a group home incident or emergency, will not always be available as the area is outside the local Saranac Lake Police Department\'s jurisdiction. 8. The increased occupancy of the building will burden the existing sewerage, drinking water and fire fighting infrastructure, and in certain cases existing utility systems are undersized to support such a facility.


Concerned Rockledge Park and surrounding area residents
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