To the editor:
The Dreyfus Affair.
The Douglas County commissioners want a grand jury investigation of the Forest Service in regarding the Dreyfus Estate. It should happen. That is the only way we can fully understand the commissioners’ involvement. Why are they forcing the Forest Service to give up our land to the Park Cattle Co.?
I (we) have a few questions that the grand jury could answer:
Question 1: How is the traffic on that busy highway going to be rerouted to allow cars entering and leaving safely?
Question 2: How and when did that property obtain a commercial zoning?
Question 3: Who is going to pay for the grand jury?
Question 4: The estate was for sale a number of years for $38 million. Why wasn’t the Park Cattle Co. interested then?
Question 5: Park Cattle Co. paid $100,000 or $300,000 for the estate and the caretaker’s house that is 3,200 square feet, but they just bought the building, not the land. I would advise the Forest Service to charge $250,000 a month for the land that the buildings are resting on or tear the buildings down and send the bill to Park Cattle.
Question 6: Did the cattle company want 8 acres for parking, etc.? Is that on the side adjoining Skyland or is the entrance to the estate going to be on Myron Drive in Skyland?
Question 7: Who are the ultimate losers, we the public, who would be forbidden to use this pristine piece of land, or Park Cattle Co.?
I urge the Forest Service to remain firm; do not give in to pressure from outside. You have the public trust in administering for the good of all.
C. Casolo and Associates
Carson City, Nev.
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