RESPECT FARMLAND
a watchdog movement for preserving Lancaster County

photo credit: George Haskins

ATTENTION CONCERNED CITIZENS!

RESPECT FARMLAND is a citizens’ action group that formed out of concern for the ongoing loss of farmland in Lancaster County. We do not oppose all growth, but we serve as a watchdog group whose goal it is to inform citizens about development plans that could drastically harm the integrity of our county’s agricultural heritage, culture and economy.

​Please join our Facebook Page where we alert members to inappropriate projects and discuss ways we can keep the rural lifestyle here alive and well. 

We believe we can creatively and efficiently accommodate growth that enhances life in our community and avoids sprawl into rural areas. Many Lancastrians have been concerned, and now we have a place to rally. Together we can help guide this beautiful and historic county to a better future.

 

CALL TO ACTION!

VOICE YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT OREGON VILLAGE

click here for details about the Oregon Village Development Project

Your action is
needed!
THE VOTE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT:
MEETING OF THE MANHEIM TOWNSHIP COMMISSIONERS
Manheim Township Municipal Building • 1840 Municipal Dr., Lancaster, Pa.
JUNE 24th, 2019 - 6 pm, early arrival advised
Or EMAIL THE COMMISSIONERS:
Albert B. Kling, Donna DiMeoDavid R. HeckSamuel M. MecumThomas G. O'Brien

 

The Hurst family wants to build a suburban development in the midst of the oldest Amish settlement in North America. The proposed development would include a six-lane highway, like the one at the Shoppes of Belmont, going through the middle of the Amish community. It would add 550 houses, a 120-room hotel beside, a grocery superstore, a 300-seat restaurant and a bank next to a rural village of just 50 homes.

 

Oregon Pike, already overcrowded, will become even more congested for most township residents. For the Amish, driving horse-drawn vehicles, it will become a threat to life and limb.

The Hurst plan was rejected two years ago. But this time around, family members gave campaign contributions to two Manheim Township commissioners, Albert Kling and David Heck!   Will the commissioners now return the favor?

 

This highly questionable conduct should not go unchallenged. Please go to the township meeting on Monday night and demand that these two commissioners withdraw from further consideration of the Oregon Village development.

Crowds pack the hearing room in Manheim Township

Respect Farmland is an inclusive group that carries forth

the bipartisan tradition of the protection of Lancaster's farmland.

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RESPECT FARMLAND • A grassroots watchdog group that alerts citizens to development projects that threaten the character of rural Lancaster County.