Board of Clackamas county commissioners: Deny re-zoning of farm and forestland at Morgan and Tonquin Rd
  • Petitioned John Ludlow, Jim Bernard, Paul Savas, Martha Schrader, and Tootie Smith

This petition was delivered to:

Clackamas County Commisioners
John Ludlow, Jim Bernard, Paul Savas, Martha Schrader, and Tootie Smith
Planning Division
Rick McIntire

Board of Clackamas county commissioners: Deny re-zoning of farm and forestland at Morgan and Tonquin Rd

    1. Petition by

      1000 Friends of Rock Creek

We've spent three years fighting this quarry and won.  Now they're resubmitting the same application, but this time expanding to include an additional 1500 ft beyond their property.  They think they can just repeatedly reapply until they run us out of money.  This new rock quarry would be terrible at this location and make life miserable for thousands of people who live here and commute on Tonquin.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Hearing Date Has Changed

      The date of the hearing before the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners has been changed. The new date is 9:30 a.m, October 30th, 2013. Please come and share your concerns! Each speaker is allowed 3 minutes.

    3. Matt Wellner resigns as Washington County Planning Commission​er Matt Wellner is also the Project Mgr for Tonquin Holdings, the applicant for the Rock Quarry in Sherwood. Wellner works for K&R Holdings, the Metropolitan Land Group, and also for Tonquin Holdings. All these companies, together with 100+ other ones are owned by Sean Keys and most of them, if not all, are involved in land development, construction, or property management in one form or another. This may explain why Washington County wasn't strongly opposed to the quarry application. If this quarry is approved, the taxpayers of Washington County will have to pay for maintaining, repairing and upgrading the roads while the additional truck traffic will remove a lot of the benefits of the 124th extension.
      Please note that the companies owned by Sean Keys have given over $125K to local politicians in the last few years.

      Washington County Planning Commissioner Matt Wellner steps down to avoid 'appearance of conflict' with business interests

      Washington County Planning Commissioner and developer Matt Wellner resigned from his county position this month to avoid "even the appearance" of any conficts of interest, he said. Wellner works for K & R Holdings, or Metropolitan Land Group, a Beaverton-based developer with a slew of Washington County projects.

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. 1500 ft. Zoning Change Request Has Been Withdrawn!

      Great News! Tonquin Holdings has withdrawn the portion of their request for a zoning map amendment 1500 ft. outside their property boundary! Our efforts have paid off and we have reason to celebrate. The remainder of their request for a zoning change to allow a hard rock quarry at this site remains intact. The hearing before the Clackamas County Planning Commission is scheduled for Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Development Services Building, Rm 115, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045. Please come and let your voice be heard!

    6. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Zondra Hanni KING CITY, OR
      • 11 months ago

      This invasion is not compatible with the refuge.

    • ronald garst SHERWOOD, OR
      • 12 months ago

      I am a property owner just downstream on coffee creek and have witnessed first-hand the affect of quarry operations on the water quality and quantity of local tributaries.

    • Nick Nelson PORTLAND, OR
      • 12 months ago

      I like to see land use/development that is compatible with surrounding areas and future uses.

    • Emma Jacobs SHERWOOD, OR
      • 12 months ago

      There are people living here right next door. Here is no room for a quarry.

    • Linda Babin NEWBERG, OR
      • 12 months ago

      Why is this important to you? I believe we've lost so many wetlands and natural areas on this Earth. We need to preserve for our children, grandchildren, and the future. Our Earth needs to be taken care of by us.


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