The fight continues in Concrete Plant application
“Team Little Guys” needs you to get involved to stop this plant.
The TCEQ survey was extended! We are now in the middle of another 30 day timeframe to post comments. At this point there are 513 comments on their site, we need more, my thought another 500 would be wonderful. Please help us get more people to send their opposition, more than one report is accepted if people would consider another statement.
Add your comments TODAY. You can file an electronic statement easily by using the link below and the registration number:
Registration Number 146263
Act NOW, and ask friends and relatives to join us in this fight.
The July 13 meeting, brought to us by Representative Nicole Collier, is going to be extremely important because the more bodies they see in the room, the more impact it will make on these people from Austin.
We will listen and respectfully ask questions, before they return home to make a decision. This is not a time when people will be allowed to make speeches, we will be hosting people from many other areas and need to show them what great RESPECTFUL people we can be.
Plan to be on your best behavior, we can do this. We may not be big business but we are community. So far we have been seen by the city, who then wrote a beautiful Resolution to TCEQ asking for denial of Mr Hall’s permit request. (resolution link published below)
This is an ongoing issue and you need to keep up daily with where we stand. Will Mr. Hall apply for another Zone Change, or keep trying new aproaches, hoping to catch us not watching. (slim chance of THAT happening, there are more of us than he realizes.)
TCEQ MEETING is July 13
This meeting with TCEQ and representatives at Nolan High School, Thursday, July 13, 6-8pm will be important for many reasons.
1. We will get a better understanding of how they can help.
2. Why they can not help.
3. Show them through numbers that this is something that will not be accepted along East 1st Street.
4. It will bring even more attention to our case.
My understanding is we will listen, ask questions then they will go home and hopefully work to protect us.
Take time now to mark your calendar, then invite others to join with us at Nolan High School ready to listen and ask your questions in a positive way with respect for everyone. This is not a time to be combative we have to take the high road regardless what is being said and done by others.
We are being told Mr Hall is planning to attend, this is our chance for him to see our determination with numbers attending.
Possibly there will be some kind of change presented that can help us all.
Please help us get the word to hundreds of concerned citizens.
UPDATE! June 20, 2017
from Judy Taylor, Handley Neighborhood Association: The City needs to know we appreciate and support their efforts. Please post this link on your Facebook, Nextdoor and send an email to friends and relatives, we need to be seen as concerned about our community and city. I think that at the very least, we need to encourage people to go online today, June 20, and post comments supporting the resolution.
That can be done online:
Scroll down to XX: Resolutions. Click on the Speaker / Comment button
A Resolution Opposing the Application for an Air Quality Standard Permit to East First Recycling LLC, (Registration No. 146263) for a Permanent Concrete Crusher at 5317 East 1st Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
Resolution – RESOLUTION.pdf
Alice Barr of NBC5 did a story on our “Team Little Guy” fight. View the video here:
(June 19, 2017) by State Representative Nicole Collier
My office has been in communication with TCEQ and Councilmember Moon’s office regarding Mr. Hall’s application and we have confirmed that city zoning trumps the air quality permit that TCEQ issues.
Also, I did request an informational hearing for his permit. TCEQ is ready to schedule the informational meeting for Mr. Hall’s application.
The type of application that this company has applied for does not lend itself to a public hearing. It will be an “informational” meeting only.
You will be allow to ask questions and voice your concern but it will not be like the other hearing where the information was for the record and used to process the application.
As I get responses and room availability, meeting time & place will be published.
In this fight, eastsiders are sending their comments in to the TCEQ and to their neighborhood associations. Handley NA President Judy Taylor is leading the letter writing campaign for her neighborhood. William Burns sent in multiple letters and sent this report to Judy Taylor:
Just being a good neighbor that does not want to breathe micro-silicon particles caused from crushing cement, or avoid the 18-wheelers jack-knifing to turn left on Oakland and on Randol Mill.
Good news – both the Senate and the House member called me back after my long diatribe of letters and reports, and both called TECQ and the house member requested a public hearing which will be set for a date this summer. I assume that they talked to Cary Moon’s office as I suggested. Regardless, the more comment letters to TECQ, the better.
The goal should be at least 500 with many references to health, traffic, the local schools, and reduction in property values leads to tax loss for city. We now have another 30 days to comment! So keep reaching out! And now is the time for anyone in HNA who has news contacts to reach out and have them cover the hearing and spread public awareness.
Hopefully, the neighborhood associations can garner another showing of 400+ residents, if not more this time. Channel 11 CBS News ran stories at 5pm and 6pm. The more press coverage, the more likely to attract focus from elected leaders in city hall and the state.
William and Luciana Byrnes”
I received a call from Judy Taylor earlier asking me to send everyone a message regarding Concrete Crushing plant. Channel 5 will have a news story regarding this plant at 4 & 5 pm for those that would like to watch.