A note concerning the meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at White Oak High School (6pm) by Pon Foundation president, Carolyn Humphrey...
Greetings To All,
Morton Trucking has applied to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality, for approval to construct and operate a hot mix asphalt plant at 121 Garnet Lane Jacksonville. A Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity for Public Comment for this proposal will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at White Oak High School located at 1001 Piney Green Rd. Jacksonville NC. This Hearing will be held in Cultural Arts Building. I encourage all to attend and voice your opposition to the approval of this application. Plan to arrive early so you may sign up to speak. Please continue to write letters, contact people in your neighbor and all contacts you might encounter. The attachment is a flier which can be printed out for disbursement or emailed. There will be copies at my office, Durwood Humphrey & Sons Construction 1124 Clayton Humphrey Rd. Continue to write your public officials and Brad Newland. Anyone who would like to testified at the hearing the following are some helpful talking points:
· Time allotted is 3 mins.
· Your address and how close you live to the proposed asphalt plant,
· How many people in your family and if anyone has any illness.
· All MD letters need to be presented
· A nuisance is an unfair burden place on you and your family that affects your life, use and enjoyment of your home, the property value of your house.
· Do you consider the existing activities to be a nuisance?
· Do you think it will be a greater nuisance if the proposed asphalt plant is in operation?
· The application calls this a "Greenfield" site, meaning it is a new site, but it does not mention all of the other activities going on there -- the landfill and the mining operation. The additional impacts from the asphalt plant could greatly add to the problems there already.
· How have the activities there impact you and your family?
· Has there been dust, noise, etc. from the existing activities?
· You can mention the landfill burn a few yrs ago and how there was debris from that
The application says that the asphalt plant can operate 8760 hours annually, i.e., 24 hours each day. It also says that the expected output of asphalt will be the same summer, fall, winter and spring. Does this make sense?
If you cannot testify or if you have more to say than in three minutes, write a letter. Written comments will be accepted until March 11, 2011 and can be sent to: Dean Carroll, Permit Engineer
N.C. Division of Air Quality
Wilmington Regional Office
127 Cardinal Drive, Extension;
Wilmington, NC 28405
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there,