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Letter to the Editor

On December 13th, Langhorne Borough council will vote whether or not to designate all of Langhorne Borough as historic.

As a 40-year resident I am asking you to wait longer to cast your votes. December 13th will be a historic day for the tiny borough if all of it is zoned historic.

I think no one really knows all of the true implications of zoning the borough historic but I do know there is a lot of fear of the unknown in town.

Perhaps it would be prudent for the council to hold a town hall meeting to go over the reasons why it is so important and such a benefit to the town to receive a historic designation and why it has to be done now in such a hurry.

But not so much prognosticate about projected property values and how someone did a study but explain to residents what is really important. How is it going to affect their lives on a day-to-day basis.

Is it going to add value to our lives, is it going to try to maintain what charm and character is left in this town or could it change it forever to be more like the “new” Newtown borough that we are seeing today.

Some think it will take all control of architectural freedom from homeowners and basically turn Langhorne Borough council into the board of a homeowners association.

This is not a decision to take lightly and rush through as it will forever change the borough for better or worse.

Allow the public to review your 269-page comprehensive plan from 2014 or its updated version and a venue to ask questions that is better than a hurried public time spot at your monthly meeting.

Margaret Malandra

Langhorne