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Letters to the Editor

April 10, 2014

Lettters to the editor

Chicken-keeping would be educational

Chicken-keeping in Goshen shouldn’t be so complex but should be clucking right on as originally presented at the March 18 City Council meeting. Changes to the ordinance are perplexing and totally unnecessary.

I don’t understand the unfounded fear to allow Goshen residents the freedom to maintain six — quiet, no crowing or barking, non-threatening, no aggressive behavior — laying hens on their property. They would be a creative addition to any neighborhood, providing an educational opportunity for children and an exemplary action of a sustainable living practice for adults.

Let’s give the clucks a chance to be heard with no hoops to jump through — unless that becomes a creative 4-H event for city slickers.

— Ned Kauffman

Goshen

County resident would like to bike to Goshen

I live at the intersection of Kercher Road and C.R. 21 just outside of the Goshen city limits. I would like to be able to make the 15-minute bike commute downtown without fearing for my life, but currently that is not an option. Even Google Maps tells me to “use caution” because the road may not be “suited for bicycling.”

In general, Goshen is a great city for bikers — we have trails like the Pumpkinvine and the Millrace for recreation and travel; drivers are used to sharing the road with Amish buggies; there are even a few streets that are marked with bike lanes, like College Avenue, and bike stands are even provided downtown.

If I take off north along C.R. 21 I must contend with several hills, tight lanes and a multitude of potholes.

When I make it to Grace Community Church, I am able to breathe easy. A sidewalk abruptly ending at the city line provides distance between myself and 45 mph traffic.

If this path was extended for even a half mile, residents of the Apple Ridge subdivision and surrounding neighbors, like myself, would be able to utilize the path to make it into the heart of Goshen with ease and safety by bike.

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
No, I am happy with my fitness level
Changing my diet and exercise frequency is a work in progress
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