Mauch Chunk Lake and the Mauch Chunk Creek

    Proposed private development in the Special District Zoning around Mauch Chunk Lake and the Mauch Chunk Creek watershed threatens our water supply. The property owners, Ed and Ragina Kanick, purchased 55 acres around the lake at a cost of $200,000. This depressed purchase price was due to the restrictive zoning of which Mr. Kanick was aware.  Now Mr. Kanick seeks to change the zoning to develop that land for profit which will put our watershed in unnecessary risk.

    Mr. Kanick is proposing to build up to nine houses at only 1000 feet from the Lake with on-lot septic.  The current zoning requires that any development be half a mile from the lake and does not allow on-lot septic.  Since there is no municipal sewage service to the Lake area, this zoning has protected the watershed from development. Mr. Kanick is seeking a zoning change to build these homes near the lake.

    Sign our petition to tell Jim Thorpe borough council to vote NO to this proposed zoning change.
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