Dear Director Celebrezze:
Thank you for your consideration on the Rocky Fork Lake request. We are, of course, very disappointed that the request was denied. Highland County now has the second highest unemployment rate in the state and it seems to us we are sent conflicting signals from our state government. One hand tells us to be pro-active in development of jobs for our unemployed. The other hand erects obstacles to reach our goal. The situation is becoming increasingly more difficult to explain to our residents.