SAVE BOONE COUNTY FARMLAND BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

SAVE BOONE COUNTY FARMLAND BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

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Boone County Preservation Group started this petition to CEO of Indiana Economic Development Corporation Brad Chambers

Tell Brad Chambers, CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, that Boone County residents do not want the development being proposed. We do not want our rich, productive land to be turned into a concrete technology/industrial park, nor do we want our way of life to be upended by urban sprawl.

We are not saying all growth is bad nor are we saying we don't want our community to grow. What we are saying is a 4,000-7,000 acre development does not belong here, directly northwest of the 11,090 acre city of Lebanon and directly southeast of the 390 acre town of Thorntown. American FARMLAND IS DISAPPEARING – and there are plenty of places in the great state of Indiana that are better suited for this development project. Boone County does not want this much development – why would we want to allow big business to bully their way into taking this much of our land?!? Not to mention TRAFFIC is already a major Boone County issue, why would we want to make the problem even bigger? And what about all the families whose homes will be bulldozed – they will need to move, likely out of Boone County, and MAKE THEIR KIDS CHANGE SCHOOL DISTRICTS - there have not been enough available homes in Western Boone boundaries to accept even half of the families that would be displaced.

Lebanon Mayor Matt Gentry said “This is a generational-type opportunity for us.” Farms in the proposed area have been in families for up to four, five, and six GENERATIONS that don't want to sell. Do you think a technology/industrial complex built by short-sighted developers really deserves to have their land? The residents of Boone County, Indiana value HISTORY and HERITAGE. And what about the BIG 4 TRAIL that runs through the proposed site? What will become of the trail currently described as “surrounded by tree canopies, beautiful countryside and the charm of small towns?” Will we need to instead tell (what would have been) future Boone County residents the trail is “surrounded by seven miles of concrete, concrete, and more concrete?”

Please consider signing this petition. Let Brad Chambers know that Boone County residents do NOT want thousands of acres of Boone County land, nor our Boone County culture, destroyed.

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