Some where, some time, someone that has some authority, will see that what the Western Wake Partners are doing to the unincorporated community of New Hill is wrong.
Rev. Clanton's statement is true: we are willing to host the WWP sewage plant if they will move it out of the center of our community; but we are not willing to have it as the centerpiece of our community.
Why the elected officials of the WWP towns; and the Wake County Commissioners see this is wrong?
If Mayor Weinbrecht believes the Corps reached an independent decision that the site in the New Hill is the overall best alternative since it has the least impacts; then he probably believes that the NC SBI blood analysis unit did not taint evidence to bolster prosecutors cases.
UK Grad, please provide examples of the outdated information.
DWG makes a valid point about Bond Park, however, let me point out something that is in the Technical Memorandums published by the WWP's consulting engineers.
In evaluating the various sites, the farther the site was from each of the towns, the more favorable rating that site received.
Another way of stating this: the 4 towns don't want a sewage plant in their community, but it is o.k. to put it into an African-American community, next to 2 churches and cemeteries, a playground, and adjacent to the historic district.
This is clearly not "government of the people, by the people, and for the people".
"On another note, I'm a little disturbed to find out that some in New Hill are now making concessions to lessen impact. In my opinion, it gives the appearence of throwing in the towel."
Let me set the record straight about the concessions. We have not thrown in the towel.
Back in April, Glenn Dunn (the attorney for the WWP) contacted Chris Brook (the attorney for the New Hill Community Association (NHCA)) and requested a meeting. The meeting was held May 7. In that meeting, the WWP offered some minor concessions to keep New Hill from suing the WWP. The initial offer by the WWP was very week, however,Mr. Brook agreed to discuss the concessions with the NHCA and provide a response.
The NHCA closely examined the concessions offered by the WWP and determined there was nothing of any substance.
Then the NHCA and Mr. Brook established list of things the WWP could do to help New Hill (such as moving the sewage plant 1 mile away to property owned by Progress Energy), but never offered them as a replacement for the pending law suit or as a replacement for putting the plant in the center of New Hill.
To further illustrate our intent to continue fighting this issue, we are holding a BBQ fundraiser on August 20 at the First Baptist Church at 3016 New Hill Holleman Road. The fundraiser starts at 4:00 pm.
Chopped BBQ plates with veggies, drink and dessert are $8.
At the same time we are having a bake sale: cakes, pies, brownies, loaves of bread, etc. will be sold.
If you have never been to a country BBQ and bake sale, you don't know what you are missing.
Come join us and show support for your neighbors in New Hill.
One other thought about this article: Rebekah did the research for 2 - 3 weeks and discovered the Western Wake Partners mistakes. If an outsider can come to the conclusions she came to after 2 - 3 weeks of research, why can't the towns of Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and Holly Springs see the error of their ways. After all they have been dealing forcing the sewage plant on New Hill for over 6 years.
It is great to see a reporter finally take the time to understand a situation; do the necessary research; then report the facts regardless of what the facts show.
Rebekah clearly did her job.
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