Letter: Madeline Skinner, Philomont

Editor: We are demanding that Supervisor Tony Buffington compromise to save our small piece of rural Philomont’s Greggsville Road. There is still time to prevent Greggsville Road’s south side—between Jeb Stuart and North Fork—from being paved. Supervisor Buffington is the only one who can tell VDOT not to pave it.

Here’s what you can do: Call Supervisor Buffington’s office, every day, twice a day. Call directly to his chief of staff, Shevaun Hochstettler at 571-258-3748, and call the office at 703-777-0210, email to tony.buffington@loudoun.gov, or contact him through Facebook.

To anyone who believes in right from wrong, make him hear us. Flood their voicemails and inboxes.

Key points to make: Demand Buffington meet with the Philomont community. His office continues to ignore our emails and calls requesting a meeting. Paving can still be stopped.

In June, 80 percent of the residents of the south side of Greggsville Road whose properties are largely agricultural and comprise 250 acres signed a petition against paving.

Safety is critical. Speeds will double on this already straight, soon to be widened/flattened road. Protect neighbors who live on the road and the many walkers, horse and bicycle riders who enjoy it.

Save our rural landscape from those who are trying to suburbanize it.

Send a message that money isn’t all that “talks.” A subdivision resident with a Greggsville address has so far donated $163,800 to Senator Dick Black (R-13), who earmarked state funds to pave Greggsville Road. Don’t let this kind of political corruption drown out our voices.

Save Greggsville Road and fight Pay for Pave now.

Madeline Skinner, owner

Philomont General Store

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