Neighbors Seeking Dialogue on BQCC Closing
We hate to delay our newsletter, but wanted to alert you that the Bradshaw Quarry Convenience Center (BQCC) is set to close on Sunday, September 20th. The BoCC has not revisited their decision to close the facility and has not responsed to the community's proposal to keep the center open 2-3 days a week. (Click here for the full community proposal.)
Time is running out. Despite statements from the county that a response is forthcoming and encouraging comments from commissioners in the press, the topic is not on the BoCC's meeting agenda for Tuesday, September 15. Tuesday's meeting is the BoCC's last chance to respond before the center officially closes.
On Tuesday night, residents will ask the commissioners to delay closing BQCC until a dialogue can occur with the county. Plus they will ask the board to not extend curbside recycling which adds a $38 fee.
BQCC costs less than $25 per year per family to operate and the budget impact of keeping it open is minimal. Residents are willing to work closely with the county to find a solution that's budget neutral and works for everyone.
Please come to Tuesday's Meeting and support your neighbors as they ask for a response to their proposal - which represents over 20 neighborhood groups, two fire departments and an important church. Stand with your neighbors to remind the BoCC that rural residents expect to be heard and constructive citizen input is the basis for good government.
BoCC Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC
Public comments will happen at the start of the meeting and should be done by 8:00 P.M.
OCV's Stand: Rural Residents Deserve a Response-and a Dialogue
We are proud of the BQCC community who has been reasonable and sensitive to the county's budget issues. We genuinely hope that the commissioners act quickly to open a dialogue and break the silence, which is dismissive of 1500 rural families.
Thank you for supporting Orange County Voice and our rural community. We hope to see you on Tuesday night.
|Bonnie & Susan
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