Posts Tagged ‘sewage sludge’

Outpouring of Support!

Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 5.42.36 PMWe have had an outpouring of support for our Bastrop petitions to 1. set reasonable petition requirements for city of Bastrop citizens petitions and 2. recall Bastrop Mayor Ken Kesselus. Keep those petitions coming! We’ll be at City Hall tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 6:30 pm collecting signatures. Come on down to 1311 Chestnut. We still need donations to help us cover the costs of the mailing. The mailer and petitions are posted here. Go to our donation page here for details and thank you!

Bastrop County Commissioners Court unanimously passed this

Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape

Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape

resolution opposing the permit request by Denali Water Solutions to spread sewage sludge (Class B biosolids) on the Wallace Ranch in the Cedar Creek area. Special thanks to Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape for his leadership on this. Local landowners will be sending a copy to Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Council members urging them not to sludge their neighbors in surrounding counties. More coming soon…..

We have been asked by friends in Milam and Burleson counties to let you know that there is a very important Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) night starting at 5:30 at Post Oak’s temporary office at 309 E. Ave. C, Milano, TX. Agenda here.

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Bastrop Sludge Update

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 9.08.49 PMIt was standing room only at the VFW in Rockne (over 200 people signed in) — VFW, thankfully, donated the hall for this meeting! A rip-roaring debate ensured about ‘what’s in this sludge anyway?’.

The father of the owner of the property, Dalton Wallace, showed up and to his credit faced the crowd. It is our hope that the Wallaces will see that a plan to place Class B biosolids (sewage sludge) near critical water resources and a growing population area of Bastrop County makes no sense.

Many thanks to Rep. John Cyrier for speaking and to Bastrop Judge Paul Pape for attending and listening. More news very soon!

If you live in the area — Cedar Creek, Rockne and Red Rock – make sure you weigh in on this at the TCEQ website with substantive comments about how this affects you. If you’ve already done so, but thought of additional things you want to say, you can comment again.

Go to the home page of DontSludgeBastrop.info.

Content is being added daily, with the help of many of you sending information. A steering committee meeting will be called very soon.

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Reminder: Cedar Creek, Rockne, Red Rock residents!

If you are a Bastrop County resident who lives in Cedar Creek, Red Rock or Scan 7Rockne, you might not want to miss this meeting to discuss the plans to dump sewage sludge on 2,000 acres between FM 535, and Highways 20 & 21. (Click on the map for the full flier you can share).

Community Meeting
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 to 8 pm
VFW Hall, Rockne
1503 FM 20

This is an informational meeting organized by Independent Texans, not the TCEQ. That public meeting will come later — likely sometime in the next two months and was requested by State Representative Cyrier and State Senator Watson.

Tomorrow, we will give you the information we have gathered, our own opinions about it (and we are not experts, just concerned citizens) and Rep. Cyrier will lay out the process at TCEQ to make sure you know your rights.

Please feel free to invite area residents and to call us if you need more information before this meeting.

P.S. We could use some help at about 6 pm with set up or help at the end breaking down. Thanks all!

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The test case for disasters of all kinds: Bastrop

Bastrop seems to be the test case of all terrible things going on in Texas. Just this year, Bastrop has had three disasters declared from fires and floods, preceded by all manner of mega-water raids. Here’s our most current — and we think more easily stopped — disasters. Use this!

Disaster # 1:
A company is trying to secure a permit from the overly permissive TCEQ to dump sewage sludge (Class B Scan 7Biosolids) over 2,000 acres in the high growth Cedar Creek area — we kid you not. The site lies between Highways 71, 21, 20 and FM 535. Much is in the flood plain and it runs adjacent to Cedar Creek. We’re hosting a community meeting next Tuesday, June 28th, at the VFW in Rockne at 1503 Highway 20 from 6:30 to 8 pm. Share this flier  with your friends across Bastrop County, especially in the Cedar Creek, Rockne and the Red Rock area. (If you live in any of these areas or Bastrop County, we still need you to file comments too at the TCEQ — click here for instructions). You can share all of the above at this link here.

Disaster #2:
We made a huge mistake inadequately warning City of Bastrop voters during the May

Attorney Glenn Johnson confronts Bastrop Mayor Ken Kesselus at June 21 Specially Called Executive Session

Attorney Glenn Johnson confronts Bastrop Mayor Ken Kesselus at June 21 Specially Called Executive Session

election about the dangers of giving Mayor Ken Kesselus majority control of the Council. Despite not having done his homework and making a fool of himself last night, the term limited Mayor (May 2017) appears hellbent on axing management that won’t roll over for him, even if it means shredding open government. Read and share this:  Rogues, Raiders and Recall

Perhaps a Blessing in Austin:  It appears that City Manager Marc Ott, dubbed “Gentrifier-in-Chief” by Austin’s affordability watch-dogs, may be leaving. He was asked to by a wide array of citizens. (That’s a whole different kettle of fish than the Kesselus’ fiasco we witnessed last night at Bastrop City Hall.)

Even in politics Newton’s laws of physics apply. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Get ready for the fallout.

Did we can use more volunteers? We do.

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Austin is Not Developers’ Monopoly Board

Sign it, if you live in Austin

Austin is Not Developers' Monopoly Board

Dear Mayor Adler and Austin City Council Members:

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Why don't you share this with your friends, please:

Make Growth Pay for Itself

No Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose

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