(Editor's Note: NHInsider received both letters. We have included the first letter at the bottom of this entry. Being a tiny media outlet we do not have the resources to respond immediately to everyones letters and requests. Bob DeMaura Owner/Operator NHInsider.com)
Yesterday I wrote a letter and asked Chris Sununu to give a copy to the NH Governor. I also sent it to every newspaper. The subject of the Town of Lee NH discriminating against homeless US Military Veterans because the elite that live here do not want them in their town. No game: my wife and I spent our life savings to buy 11.5 acres of woods abutting Wheelwright pond and deeded it over to the Veteran Resort-Chapel non-profit. The only goal of this non-profit is to help homeless US Military Veterans come home mentally as well as physically if at all in a rent free single person cabin of their own. The neighbor and Lee Planning Board member of Crawford Electrical and Builder (Kevin Crawford) does not want this across the street from his home and the neighbors have expressed the same. This person wrote a letter to the Lee selectmen of incorrect facts asking for damaging harmful, threats and to have an art exhibit on the other side of Lee to be removed. This citizen even documents how he and town official used government power to cause financial harm to stop this project. The Lee building inspector writes a letter to the selectmen of his own idea to get the art exhibit removed maybe it can happen by using the building cabins on Stepping Stone Rd as leverage. The Lee building inspector promises me a building permit if I do certain expensive unnecessary items. Then when I go to get the permit he says I need site review (LSR). To get a permit for a single person tiny house 16’x24’with a private chapel in the basement and two meditation shacks 8’x16’ no one else would be required. LSR has me come to an informal meeting in March 2013 and tells me do certain things and they need legal opinion and sets April 10 2013 for the formal meeting. On April 10 this meeting is delayed until April 24 to give the attorney more time. April 24 formal meeting after a 42 private meeting with the attorney they come back and declare the meeting is informal now and a new one will be secluded after I get certain things done. I went to a selectmen’s meeting, explained the wrongs and they refused to even do a thing that might allow homeless veterans a place to live in Lee NH.
Everyone says that they want to help homeless US Military Veterans but no one will lift a finger. It is my fault for I have never let a wrong be invoked against another citizen that asked me for help. No matter what the cost to my character or wallet I have given but helping homeless US Military Veterans is my dream in life. These men and women gave their future as children to fight and defend our nation the United States of America. I ask Chris Sununu and NH governor to step forward and ask the public to ask why.
Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi
First Letter from Mr Macdonald received earlier this past weekend. /bobdm
Veteran Resort Chapel asks public help!
Lee Planning Board
(Site Review Committee)
My application on the property located at Lee Tax Map # 12 Lot 3-3 is known as the Veteran Resort-Chapel (VRC). We applied for a 16’-24’- weather tight shell and two 8’x16’ Sheds and have been in front of the Lee Site Review committee twice so far and you have delayed and miss represented your goals so far, for they have been to with the help of an attorney find ways to delay our building in Lee NH.
The VRC owns 101 Stepping Stone road, which is a registered NH non-profit for the benefit of homeless US Military Veterans. To build a one bedroom 16’x24’ single person tiny home with a full basement has never required such treatment to any other Lee citizen. There are 11.5 acres of VRC property to build on. The VRC is trying to enjoy Life, Liberty and Property and your delays and out right illegal acts to require such tests and other demanded wasteful time consuming requests is of like actions of Nazi Germany. Any other person would be allowed to build and have friends and relatives visit with no government interference. At the informal March meeting, which was SRC motion to reset to a formal meeting on April 10 2013 after legal opinion was obtained. This April 10 meeting to allow the board to get legal opinion asked for at the March meeting was delay to April 24. The April 24 formal meeting after a 42-minute consolation with the town attorney in a private room from the citizens you came back and declared this an informal meeting off the record. I have asked for and demand a copy of all communication between the SRC and the attorney where attorney client privilege is not reasonable here and by law the entire conversation must be public record. Right to know law.
The VRC owns the property and by guaranteed Constitutional rights has the right to quiet enjoyment of said property. The building is a home with a home chapel in the basement. It is not a public place but a place for the single homeless US Military Veteran using the meditation shack one each to come and pray or talk to God in their own way. The discrimination and hurtful acts perpetrated on the VRC by the town of Lee NH to this point are uncalled for and down right in defiance of our US Constitution and NH Constitution. The main theme of the Lee government officials and the neighbors on Stepping Stone road is you do not want “these type people in your town”. This phrase has been used many times in my presence as you all have asked me how I was going to “Keep these type people out of your town”. Other citizens have been discussed as they have said after hearing your contemptible words. I have to ask what type of citizens are you, to reject the very children that gave their future to protect and defend this great nation the United States of America so that you so called out-standing citizens can enjoy freedom. The hardest part is to accept that the good citizens of this great nation are kept ignorant by the newspapers refusing to inform the public of the Lee government’s distasteful, criminal actions to keep the US Military Veteran that is homeless out of your elite town. I am sending this letter to the newspapers and CC to Governor Hassen and Mr Sununu
Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper FI