Vote NO to Case Number CBOA-2769. Rezoning SW Corner of East 141st S & South 129th E Ave.

Vote NO to Case Number CBOA-2769. Rezoning SW Corner of East 141st S & South 129th E Ave.

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Kyler Mehl started this petition to The Board of Adjustment County of Tulsa

We the undersigned neighbors are OPPOSED to the Rezoning site proposed at the SW corner of East 141th ST South and South 129th East Ave, the potential site of Holliday Sand and Gravel. 

The primary issues are:

TRAFFIC   This proposed site is to bring more than 100+ trucks driving through residential and school areas everyday. These trucks currently don't follow rules of the road by crossing the center lines, excessive speeding where speed limits are clearly listed, not fully stopping at stop signs, and running people off the road.  With the escalation of semi trucks it will increase daily commute times, making it nearly impossible for taxpayers to easily travel to work and school without having to find alternate routes or long lines accessing the turnpike. Not to mention making it difficult to receive proper emergency services. There will be increased damage to single lane roads and intersections at the expense of whom? The taxpayers who do not want to see this rezoning approved. 

SAFETY   How does the old saying go? Kids will be kids. This is true for many of us and our families. We have children who play catch in their front yards, the corners where school buses stop in the morning and afternoons, the same roads where kids learn to ride bikes, while others enjoy riding horses from the stables. Now picture a child's play disrupted because their ball rolled into the street in front of a speeding semi truck. It's not something we ever want to encounter. With 100+ trucks a day we will see an increase in traffic accidents, especially since the hours of operation will be during peak commuting times for school pick up and drop offs. 

PROPOSED FACILITY/LAND ITSELF   This proposed plan for the facility and its equipment is very off-putting. This is supposed to be a quiet country setting. This will be disrupted by three story structures and noisy conveyor belts, tall fluorescent lights that will be shining into our bedroom windows. We can be the voice of the people, but what about the voice of the wildlife that call these 200 acres home? The eagles and hawks will be forced to move to find food elsewhere. The coyotes and fox will have to learn to prey on our beloved pets. There currently is an issue with coyotes entering our neighborhoods as it is now. Take away their homes and they will be forced into our backyards. We ask why would you allow this ancient land to be destroyed so that the company and owner, whom not to mention do not reside in Oklahoma, be allowed to mine behind the places we call home? There also is a great issue of flooding. This is a highly prone area to historic flooding in 1923, 1986, and most recently 2019. This land was completely under water, just think about the potential chemical contamination from it's machinery and equipment. 

Several neighborhoods have voiced disapproval for rezoning this land for mining. This petition is not meant to be anti-business, but simply for the preservation of our communities, property values, and safety of our loved ones. For those who may be unfamiliar with our wonderful communities, we have several picturesque residential areas dating back to the early 1900s. Some of the first neighborhoods developed for Broken Arrow and Bixby. We are fighting to keep the historic, peaceful setting and charm to our neighborhoods. We are simply asking to keep our property values from depleting and a safe environment for our children to grow without worrying about dangerous semi trucks and the chaos of a noisy, eyesore mining facility within arms reach. Please take a moment to read this rezoning plan.  We politely ask for your help by signing this petition. We were robbed back in 2013 when they allowed the first sand mine to infiltrate our neighborhood, lets not allow this to happen again.  This site is even larger than the first. Lets band together as neighbors and show up to the hearing. To those who are available please email your opposition in writing to the following:

Ron Peters, County Commissioner 3 at rpeters@tulsacounty.org; Robi Jones at rjones@incog.org; Land Specialist esubmit@incog.org; Broken Arrow City Manager mspurgeon@brokenarrowok.gov; our state representative Stan May at 405-557-7338.  Stan May and Ross Ford were unaware of this proposal and concerned about its effects as well. Be sure to reference case number: CBOA-2769.

The hearing is scheduled for Sept 17th @ 1:30 at the County Admin Building, 500 S Denver Ave, Tulsa, OK, Meeting Room 119. 

Link to the Rezoning Plan: http://www.countyoftulsa-boa.org/CBOA/CBOA-2769.pdf

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