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Your comments on the proposed $140,000,000 Longmeadow Parkway are urgently requested.

Your comments on the proposed $140,000,000 Longmeadow Parkway are urgently requested.
By Gary Swick
President, Friends of the Fox River
December 9th – January 9th is probably the worst time of the year tosolicit volunteer efforts, as it is the busy holiday season. But this is the window thathas been assigned to have a voice on the proposed Longmeadow Parkway. Please raise your voice, as this is significant in the approval process. We have found that the Army Corps of Engineers do consider our comments. Requesting a public hearing would allow foradditional time to comment.Below are links for background information, and comment submission guidelines.

http://www.lrc.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices/tabid/3692/Article/633408/lrc-2013-839.aspx

http://www.epa.illinois.gov/Assets/iepa/public-notices/2015/kane-county-division-of-transportation/public-notice.pdf

http://www.stoplongmeadow.com

https://www.facebook.com/stoplongmeadow

http://www.curblongmeadow.com

https://www.facebook.com/CURBLongmeadow

http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/foxBridges/longmeadowPkwy.aspx

http://www.friendsofthefoxriver.org

Please educate yourself on the associated issues. The sample letter to the Governor on the CURB site offers four main points. There are however a long list of concerns that are associated with these categories, especially relative to environmental impacts. Contact either the stoplongmeadow or CURB folks through their web sites for specific information. Sample letters are also available. The Environmental Law and Policy Center, Openlands, and Illinois Sierra Club’s comments on the legality of building a highway through a County Forest Preserve are especially compelling. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals or groups on this issue.

Please develop and submit your public comment before January 9th. It is very important to strictly adhere to the comment parameters. The Army Corps and IEPA have different requirements and are two different permits, but they are accepting joint letters of comment. Also please share the need for public comment with your own social circles. We need to demonstrate that the public cares. This is a very important opportunity to take action on a project that could have significant impact socially, economically, and environmentally. We need your voice.

 

LMP public comment call

LMP talking points sample 1

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