Development Fight Continues in Wardsville
Now, critics' only option against the development is to remove town board members in next month's election.
"The residents impacted by the development, we didn't feel were properly consulted," said candidate Chris Long.
Wardville's five-member board approved the Clover Mist development despite a petition signed by at least 300 of the town's voters.
"Just like one fell swoop, everyone got punched in the stomach," he added.
So, Long and two others are running write-in campaigns for three town board seats. He said they wants to fight for hundreds of Wardsville residents who have unanswered questions.
"Can the city water system handle the project? Can the city sewer system handle the project?" asked resident Steve Cearlock.
Long and the other two challengers want voters to write their names on the April 4 ballot to replace three board members. But, current members said the development will bring new business to town. They also said many residents have called them to say they want their names off the opponents' petition.