Hello dear neighbors, our little committee has been pouring over the Ascente plans in the time since its submission as I’m sure many of you have as well. Next week the submission goes in front of the Citizen’s Advisory Board, and then the County Planning Commission on November 1st.
There are many many details to be concerned about, much of which we have already anticipated. The issues surrounding traffic, environmental, water, schools, safety and impact on our our community’s way of life are simply too numerous and large to ignore. Now comes the time where we must all come together to fight against this inappropriate development and have our voice heard!
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
We are calling on EVERYBODY to attend the Citizen’s Advisory Board meeting on Thursday October 13th at 6pm at the South Valley’s Library to voice your opposition. Experts and residents from our area have come forward to present the issues concerning key concerns.
Kris Hemline, professional environmental engineer and geochemist, will discuss issues presented by the geological make up in the area including fault lines and potential lead contamination.
Bryan Raydon, Marmot Properties, will discuss traffic and issues concerning the forest service plan
Todd Mihevc, retired hydrologist/hydrogeologist, will discuss concerns over water and water rights.
Chuck Price, administrative faculty at UNR, will discuss the threat to to our local schools.
Ken Allen will be discussing safety and the negative impacts on our community’s way of life.
Of course you can feel free to step up and give your input if you feel we have missed anything. But be prepared that you will only have 3 minutes to talk. We hope to cover everything that we have leverage over in short and to the point presentations so that we can make the whole process run smoothly. If you have an questions for our committee on any specific issue prior to the meeting, feel free to contact us through the website and we will connect you with the appropriate member.
Tuesday November 1st, we will need to make our presence felt once again at the County Planning Commission meeting.
Members of our committee will be putting up signs and handing out flyers about the CAB meeting this week. If anyone is available to help, please contact us.
You will also be receiving a mailer in the next week that will have a postcard attachment for you to send you concerns to our commissioners.
We hope to see you all very soon!