River Bar Road Neighborhood to be an industrial gravel transport / production area?
Friends of Small Places (FoSP) believes that our rivers are a public trust resource deserving of protection and preservation to be enjoyed by present and future generations. We believe that our rivers are threatened by poorly regulated expansion of gravel mining and industrial processing. Thus far, there has been little public attention paid to the cumulative effects of industrial gravel mining on our rivers and watersheds.
Update: Hey folks the Jack Noble lease agreement to run gravel truck down the RROW between River Bar Road and his ranch is back on the NCRA agenda for approval. It will be discussed this Wednesday June 10th in Sonoma. Please recall that this lease agreement calls for the removal of track, the building of a substantial private road, crossing of at least one creek and so on.
Please recall that the NCRA has steadfastly refuse to allow the ROW for any public purpose but it now is prepared to set a precedent for leasing for-profit private ventures that lock the public out of the ROW. Please send comments to Stogner, Hemphill and whoever else to oppose this travesty. I’m including a comment letter that I submitted.
As usual the residents of River Bar Road have not been notified of the potential new use that would affect our residential area. There is no indication as to whether the ROW is rail-banked under this agreement or what or how it’s even legal to do this lease w/a private party. Thanks all. –Carlos
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