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SHOW UP, Y’ALL
Bastrop & Cedar Creek residents!

Have you witnessed or been part of traffic accidents in this area of Highway 21 and FM 812?

We request your attendance
at this urgently important meeting!

Monday, Sept. 18, 7 pm

Cedar Creek High School * This meeting was called by TCEQ

A permit application is on file with the TCEQ  (Texas  Commission for Environmental Quality) for a Hazardous Waste Transfer Station in much of Cedar Creek’s floodplain and is very likely to be a traffic hazard! This area of Highway 21 (near FM 812) is already known as dangerous.

It is imperative that Bastropians show up to share your concerns and ideas or you will not be counted.  Please come and bring family, neighbors and friends! Heck, bring your enemies — they all count!

Read this Fact Sheet about the Proposed Cedar Creek Transfer Station

You can sign this informal petition to the TCEQ here but real people being there and speaking directly to officials is imperative!

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We have enough natural disasters, please don’t add man made ones!

WARNING!
Bastrop County & Cedar Creek Residents!

A permit application is on file with the TCEQ for a Waste Transfer Station in much of Cedar Creek’s flood plain and could be a traffic hazard!

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is considering granting a permit requested for a Waste Transfer Station to be placed near the already dangerous intersection of Highway 21 near FM 812 and in the flood plain of Cedar Creek.

Bastrop County Residents:
We request your attendance
at two urgently important meetings!

* Meeting #1: This Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30 pm
Bastrop Fire Station ESD #5,
1525 FM 812, to prepare you for Meeting #2.
(Please bring a folding chair to this meeting!)

* Meeting #2: The following Monday, Sept. 18, 7 pm

Cedar Creek High School * This meeting was called by TCEQ

We will prepare you at Meeting #1 with more information about this project and what you can do to have your voice heard at Meeting #2.

It is imperative that we have a big turn out for Meeting #2, so please make every effort to attend this meeting whether you can be at meeting #1 — or send someone to represent you at either meeting.

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Cedar Creek Waste Transfer Station Petition

If you live in Bastrop County, especially in or near the Cedar Creek or Del Valle communities, please consider signing this petition. It will be used to question the placement of a waste transfer station in an area that appear to us to not be the best location.

Read this Fact Sheet and sign the petition below — share it with your friends in Bastrop, Caldwell and eastern Travis Counties. Fact Sheet — Cedar Creek Transfer Station

We’ll let you know when area meetings will be taking place soon or you can call Steve Chamberlain at 817-360-0678 for more information.

We, the undersigned residents of Cedar Creek, Del Valle and Bastrop County living near the proposed LEALCO Municipal Solid Waste Facility, petition the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to deny MSW Permit 40291 for the following reasons:

1. The proposed facility will degrade the area, which is a residential area. We live here because it is a peaceful, secure, quiet area of family homes. Having a MSW facility nearby will fundamentally change this. In addition, such a facility will have a devastating effect on the value of our properties. Noise pollution caused by trucks constantly entering and exiting the facility will degrade our lives and property values.

2. The facility would be located on Hwy. 21, which is heavily used by commuters, commercial traffic, and large trucks. The proposed facility would introduce 300 additional trash trucks per day, coming and going, as well as many larger trucks taking the collected trash to landfills. The facility would greatly increase the likelihood of serious collisions, as the trucks entering and leaving the facility to cross Hwy. 21 at low speed, interfering with the flow of traffic. Many school busses pick up and drop off children along Hwy. 21 and adjacent streets. These children would face additional danger caused by garbage trucks entering and exiting Hwy. 21.

3. Pollution caused by truck exhaust fumes and by trash that escapes from the trucks and from the facility will spread throughout the area, especially along roadways and into nearby Cedar Creek and its tributaries.

For the above compelling reasons, we petition TCEQ to deny the permits requested by LEALCO.

For more information contact Steve Chamberlain at 230 Oak Forest Drive, Cedar Creek, TX 78612 * or call (817) 360-0678

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We, the undersigned residents of Cedar Creek, Del Valle and Bastrop County living near the proposed LEALCO Municipal Solid Waste Facility, petition the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to deny MSW Permit 40291 for the following reasons:

1. The proposed facility will degrade the area, which is a residential area. We live here because it is a peaceful, secure, quiet area of family homes. Having a MSW facility nearby will fundamentally change this. In addition, such a facility will have a devastating effect on the value of our properties. Noise pollution caused by trucks constantly entering and exiting the facility will degrade our lives and property values.

2. The facility would be located on Hwy. 21, which is heavily used by commuters, commercial traffic, and large trucks. The proposed facility would introduce 300 additional trash trucks per day, coming and going, as well as many larger trucks taking the collected trash to landfills. The facility would greatly increase the likelihood of serious collisions, as the trucks entering and leaving the facility to cross Hwy. 21 at low speed, interfering with the flow of traffic. Many school busses pick up and drop off children along Hwy. 21 and adjacent streets. These children would face additional danger caused by garbage trucks entering and exiting Hwy. 21.

3. Pollution caused by truck exhaust fumes and by trash that escapes from the trucks and from the facility will spread throughout the area, especially along roadways and into nearby Cedar Creek and its tributaries.

For the above compelling reasons, we petition TCEQ to deny the permits requested by LEALCO.

For more information contact Steve Chamberlain at 230 Oak Forest Drive, Cedar Creek, TX 78612 * or call (817) 360-0678

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Updates! Petition drives, sludge & the BIG news on the water defense front

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►Bastrop Petition Drives: News hit the media big in the Statesman, Time Warner Cable News, and KLBJ. These two petition drives are to 1. set reasonable petition requirements in the City of Bastrop, and 2. recall Mayor Ken Kesslus. The letter detailing this effort and the petitions are on this page. Petitions must be signed on paper (not the internet) by city of Bastrop voters only. The petitions can be printed out and mailed or brought to us at the Bastrop City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 pm at 1311 Chestnut. Donations of funds are also needed to Independent Texans PAC for this effort — donation details are here

►Cedar Creek (Bastrop County) Area Sludge Update: This coming Monday morning, the Bastrop County Commissioners Court will consider passing a resolution opposing Denali Water Solutions LLC’s sewage sludge permit application. See the Court’s agenda here. See the resolution and additional information on pages 1-3 here of the backup for this meeting. A steering committee meeting will be called soon for those of you who want to be actively engaged on this issue in the Cedar Creek, Red Rock and Rockne area of Bastrop County. Please reply if you to want to get involved with the Steering Committee.

THE MOST IMPORTANT WATER NEWS YET FOR ALL CENTRAL TEXANS! A new 501(c)(3) water defense non-profit organization is organizing to protect and defend the coveted Simsboro and other formations of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer underlying Bastrop, Lee, Milam and Burleson counties and other central Texas counties, as well as the property rights of those who seek to preserve our aquifers for future generations — the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund. We encourage you to make a tax-deductible contribution to SAWDF after you read this post by Environmental Stewardship. If you want to get involved in this, please contact Michele Gangnes at this email address.

That’s it for now, folks. Ain’t that enough?

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