As an informed member of the Geneva Lake community, I am very concerned about Fairwyn, Ltd.’s request for a conditional use permit for a private lodge on the lakefront. If granted the permit, the company will surely “keyhole” the 400+ family homes onto the 93 feet of Geneva lakefront it owns at Buttons Bay, flooding the bay with hundreds of boats, increasing congestion on the water and on surrounding roads and harming the already-threatened ecosystem in Geneva Lake.
Nobody in Linn, or anyone else in the Geneva Lake community for that matter, wants to see hundreds more Symphony Bay houses on the lakefront. That would be the equivalent of adding another Abbey Marina on the east end of Geneva Lake. This also far exceeds the carrying capacity of the lake.
We urge the Plan Commission to deny the company’s request for the conditional use permit for the following key reasons.
I stand with the residents and visitors of my community to protect it from further commercialization. This is why I say to the Plan Commission: VOTE NO on the conditional use permit request. This community deserves more time to discuss this issue in an open forum with the company before any governing body makes an erroneous decision.