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Deny re-zoning to allow aggregate mine in rural residential community

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Save Sunny Valley, Oregon from Open Pit Aggregate Mining

 

Help tell Josephine County Commissioners to deny a spot zone change to the County Comprehensive Plan enabling one person to take natural resources for 40 years for personal profit. Save the Rogue River and its tributaries for the salmon.

 

A privately owned 200 acre site wants permission to open a gravel pit and mine for 40 years in the bottom of this small, bowl shaped, residential valley along Grave Creek and among an established residential community with one narrow 2 lane road in and out.

 

The pit wants to extract millions of gallons of water daily from Grave Creek to wash their gravel and create large reservoirs which would be detrimental to the public and Grave Creek which flows into the Rogue River.

 

The proposed site will have to be rezoned by the Josephine County Commissioners from rural residential and woodlot resource to MARZ (Mineral Aggregate Resource Zone) effectively spot zoning among existing rural residential zoning.

 

It will have a devastating effect on local wells, ground water, the health of Grave Creek, depositing Silica Dust, Noise, Gravel trucks traffic, diesel exhaust, water evaporation, fish, wildlife, preserving the rural character and the only emergency evacuation route.

 

If the zoning can be changed in the middle of one rural residential community for one persons profit...who’s community is next?

 

Please help tell the Josephine County Commissioners by signing this petition to say “NO” to changing the zoning and to expand the 1500 ft impact area to include anyone along the Grave Creek tributary of the Rogue River.



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