The tendency to use rural sparsely populated sites to solve
the problems of urban areas is not unique to New York State. The following accounts may serve to aid residents
in any state facing similar situations. Note
that succeeding is not easy. There will be
monetary costs, but the price in time and energy is often higher.
Necessary also with the will and passion to "take on city hall" is some expertise. Our citizens not only picketed, but also wrote legal briefs, went to fund raisers and hearings. It soon became clear that it was necessary to hire expert witnesses and lawyers. In the end an organization to raise the funds, keep everything focused and on track will, and did prove invaluable.
We hope you will find our struggles entertaining, enlightening and encouraging.