YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!
Writing to your representatives is one of the best ways to be heard. This project is NOT a done deal and we need to let our representatives know our views.
WHY WRITE TO POWELL TOWNSHIP?
The location of the proposed spaceport is at Granot Loma, in Powell Township, Marquette County, Michigan. The Powell Township Board must approve a permit for heavy industrial zoning in order for a spaceport to be built.
So please contact Powell Township officials, thank them for their history of good stewardship of the environment, let them know this property and surrounding area has much higher value without heavy industry, tell them you oppose the Granot Loma launch plan, and ask them to deny any future request to rezone that area for a rocket launch site.
STEPS TO WRITE A LETTER IF THE ABOVE BUTTON DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU:
Dear Supervisor Turner, Commissioner Moran, and Chairman Gonstead,
My name is <FIRST NAME, LAST NAME> and I live at <MAILING ADDRESS>.
I strenuously object to the proposed Granot Loma rocket launch plan.
<INSERT OPTIONAL PERSONAL OPENING STATEMENT(s) HERE>
According to Marquette County Board’s employees and aerospace experts, this would require rezoning and amending the Powell Township Zoning Ordinance to create a new, intense, industrial use zone. Specific concerns include (but are not limited to)
This industrialization of our Lake Superior coastline will degrade the quality of life now enjoyed by those who hike, fish, hunt, recreate and live in the beautiful natural landscape of Powell Township.
<INSERT OPTIONAL PERSONAL CLOSING STATEMENT(s) HERE>
Please publicly note my letter of opposition to the spaceport proposal and to any associated proposals for zoning changes. Please provide hard copies to fellow board/commission/committee members and post online with the board/commission/committee website minutes documents.
<INSERT YOUR NAME HERE>