[Durham INC] P.S. Stream Buffers
mmr121570 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 4 14:23:36 EDT 2010
Apparently we citizens HAVE to come out in droves to have any chance of our
concerns being heard over those of the development industry.
Please, please, please write your city council members, particularly Mayor Bill
Bell, with your support for more protections for our stream buffers. Widening
from 50 -100 feet is a SMALL request, considering the protections of neighboring
jurisdictions (read the HS article). The longer we wait to strengthen our stream
buffer requirements, the more stream buffers we'll lose to development -- we
don't have much land left..
council at ci.durham.nc.us, Bill.Bell at durhamnc.gov ; farad.ali at durhamnc.gov ; Eugene.Brown at durhamnc.gov ; diane.catotti at durhamnc.gov ; Cora.Cole-McFadden at durhamnc.gov ; Howard.Clement at durhamnc.gov ; mike.woodard at durhamnc.gov, Tom.Bonfield at durhamnc.gov
(remove any spaces in the above email addresses before sending)
And if you can also send your letters (to the city council) to the editor of the
Herald Sun, that'd be great too!
bashley at heraldsun.com
From: Melissa Rooney <mmr121570 at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Thu, November 4, 2010 2:12:57 PM
Subject: [Durham INC] Council stops move to widen stream buffers from 50 to 100
See below. Are you kidding me !? This just keeps getting more and more
insulting. The widening of stream buffers from 50 to 100 feet was one of the big
conclusions/recommendations by the EEUDO (Environmental Enhancements to the UDO)
committee that stemmed from the REAP (resolution for environmentally responsible
amendments and protections to the UDO) which was presented to the INC over a
ANY impact to improve water quality is necessary and is already far belated. And
the EEUDO committee members who met for many hours and worked very hard on their
recommendations certainly thought that widening the stream buffers from 50 to
100 feet would have a significant impact.
I'd like to know just what the council means by 'minor.' Doesn't sound very
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Subject: Durham's Buffers
Council stops move to widen stream buffers. Shift from 50 to 100 feet
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