Lewis Family Farm, Inc. vs. APA
 

In which Barbara A. Lewis writes her  former governor by hand and is ignored, and the governor’s Commissioner of Agriculture & Markets positions himself and his department, twice, opposing the APA and supporting  Lewis Family Farm right to build farm worker housing without APA jurisdiction; in which John W. Lincoln, President, New York Farm Bureau, writes Governor Spitzer to support Lewis Family Farm.

Photo: Barbara A Lewis

STATEMENT OF BARBARA A. LEWIS ON BEHALF OF THE LEWIS FAMILY FARM, INC.


You ask for open spaces. We have created them by establishing fields and pasture land

where there used to be falling down houses, barns, outbuildings and debris.

You ask for vistas. We have created them by taking down all telephone poles abutting

our lands and putting the services underground.

You ask for wetlands. We have preserved and enlarged them by building bridges and

creating pooling areas.

You ask for jurisdiction over a farmʼs right to build housing for its employees and all

future building activities on its land and by extension all farms in the Adirondack Park.

We say these rights are regulated by and protected by the State of New York, The

Department of Agriculture and our local zoning laws. 

We have done and continue to do the right thing by our land and the people of our community.  Do not ask for more.

Submitted to the APA March 13, 2008

 

Photo: Barbara A Lewis

© 2008 Lewis Family Farm. All Photos © Barbara A Lewis, except where otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

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