Stop Stroh Pit
To Thompson Crossing, Thompson River Ranch, and surrounding communities:
Please sign the petition in opposition to the Stroh Pit.
The rezoning application is pending and to be heard and voted on by the County Commissioners this coming Monday, 2/26, 6:30p, at 200 West Oak St., 1st Floor Hearing Room, Fort Collins.
This meeting is the final determination for this rezoning application so it’s critical that we have as large an attendance of people as possible. And this petition gives everyone the chance to voice their opposition. OUR GOAL IS TO COLLECT OVER 1,000 SIGNATURES! Remember: Every adult in the household (over 18 years) should sign this petition. Our attorneys believe this will add to our defense by showing an overwhelmingly unified opposition to the gravel mine.
Larimer County’s Special Use Review process criteria includes, among other requirements, that any proposed project “be compatible with existing and allowed uses in the surrounding area and be in harmony with the neighborhood”, AND, “will not result in a substantial adverse impact on property in the vicinity of the subject property”. We all know that neither of these mandatory criteria can reasonably be met nor mitigated. The adverse impact to property values has already been realized in the form of lowered property values (by the County) and the loss of a full-price offer on at least 1 home of which we’re aware.
What’s more is the traffic congestion. The only direction in which the haul trucks can go from the Pit is south. CDOT has already denied use of County Road 20 and the Town of Johnstown specifically prohibits non-local trucks through the 2534 development. This leaves the 402 interchange which will be significantly retrofitted and expanded in the next year or so. This leaves Thompson River Ranch virtually ‘locked in’.
This area near the Big Thompson is NOT the only land abutting rivers that can be mined for much-needed sand and gravel. These are only a few of the compelling points for which there are NO viable or reasonable arguments.
Please take a moment to sign the petition and provide your comments, if you wish. We all stand to lose so much not only financially but in our quality of life.
Thompson Area Against Stroh Quarry