Hey everyone,

Just when you thought our fight to keep the dam was over --

It was brought to my attention recently that the city of Mount Holly has been receiving letters and emails from quite a few Eastampton residents asking for the removal of the dam. They have stated that they think repairing the structure is a waste of taxpayer money and have threatened a class action lawsuit should Mount Holly proceed along this course. It is feared that they may attempt to block any possible funding.

It would be a great help if we would start a letter and email campaign of our own. A quick letter to Kathy Hoffman voicing your support for the dam repairs would help in our cause. You should include some reasons for your support as well as your home address.

Some key points you might want to include in your letter:

• A thank you for their cooperation so far

• Your support for the dam repair

• Your concerns about the Rancocas Creek ecosystem

• Your first hand observations from this spring's “open gate” experiment

• We will be losing kayaking and canoeing activities

• A break in Burlington County Park’s canoe trail

• The dam and current water levels have been in existence for over 100 years--

• The Eastampton residents purchased their homes with the dam in place

• Removing the dam is no guarantee against flooding


Kathy Hoffman’s email and address is:

Kathy Hoffman,
email: khoffman@mountholly.info

Kathy Hoffman,
Township Manager
Mount Holly Township
23 Washington Street
Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060

And while you're at it, you might want to send a copy to:

Jim Saxton, US Congressman, 3rd District, New Jersey
email: www.house.gov/saxton

Jim Saxton
Burlington County Constituent Service Center
100 High Street
Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060
Phone: (609) 261-5800
FAX: (609) 261-1275

Bill Haines, Freeholder, Burlington County
Email: freeholders@co.burlington.nj.us

Bill Haines
Burlington County Freeholders
49 Rancocas Road
Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060
Phone: (609)265-5020