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Please help protect the Falls Lake Watershed and Watersupply

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To: The Raleigh City Council RE: Property located at 9322 and 9324 six forks road. The Falls Lake Watershed needs protection. The Buffer/restriction/rules were put in place to protect the water supply and the Neuse River Basin A developer in North Raleigh is requesting the City Council to grant a significant exception to established law codified in the City Code that prohibits impacts to sensitive water and natural resource buffer areas. The property in question in this case is LOCATED WITHIN A SENSITIVE PROTECTED WATERSHED BUFFER AREA. The Code Sections in question, Chapter 9 of Part 10, were enacted specifically to critical natural resources and protect property owners and the from the potential adverse effects of development. In order for the ordinance to be overturned the landowner must suffer significant hardship so that the land is not useable. This is not the case with the above mentioned property. The potential precedential value of the requested variance being granted within a protected watershed area is very troubling and should be avoided if at all possible . . . and in this case . . . .such a precedent can clearly be avoided. The City of Raleigh, through the City Council, must uphold the terms of its own Ordinance. Therefore, since the Developer can not satisfy the terms of the Ordinance in connection with their proposed plan, then we hereby request that the City Council deny the requested permit, or approval, or variance that is being sought. Please sign this petition to show your opposition to granting the above mentioned watercourse buffer variance in the watershed.


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