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CALL TO ACTION: POOP Factory County Commission Voting on 2.6MM Wed

The Hamilton County Commission will VOTE Wed Morning 10/3/18 at 9am on RESOLUTION to purchase the land for 2.6MM in Ooltewah on Savannah & Wolfteaver Creek Marsh/Wildlife area. We need everyone to call/email the Country Commissioners and REQUEST they vote NO on resolution until WWTA finds NEW Location on the TN River.

Also, please ATTEND the meeting at the County Commission Chamber downtown Country Court House.

Res. No. 1018-14

A Resolution approving an Interlocal Agreement between the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority and Hamilton County relative to the purchase of property for the North Ooltewah Treatment Facility from bond proceeds.

Hamilton Commissioner Email/Phone:

Randy Fairbanks – District 1 – district1@hamiltontn.gov
Chip Baker – District 2 – district2@hamiltontn.gov
Greg Martin – District 3 – district3@hamiltontn.gov
Warren Mackey – District 4 – district4@hamiltontn.gov
Katherlyn Geter – District 5 – district5@hamiltontn.gov
David Sharpe – District 6 – district6@hamiltontn.gov
Sabrena Smedley – District 7 – district7@hamiltontn.gov
Tim Boyd – District 8 – district8@hamiltontn.gov
Chester Bankston – District 9 – district9@hamiltontn.gov

Phone for everyone:
(423)209-7200

Stay up to date on Website, Facebook, Twitter:
https://FriendsOfHamilton.org

WWTA POOP Factory – CALL TO ACTION!


Something REALLY STINKS!  WWTA is planning to locate new SEWAGE treatment plant in the heart of Ooltewah, killing property values, impacting the ecology and just stinking up the community.
Article:

Property Sell: Danna Smith McWilliams for $2.6MM on 7800 Mahan Gap Road for SEWAGE Plant

The plant should be located at the old Birchwood dump site or up by Highway 60 on the River where water is moving.

Call to Action:

Call the following people and tell them NO and MOVE the site. This WILL BE a future ELECTION ISSUE. Hamilton County can re-purpose the 2.5MM purchase into a NEW PARK in the North End of the county which citizens need as we grow, like Heritage Park in East Brainerd.

WWTA Call to Action:
Email to:  WWTAboard@hamiltontn.gov

Phone:
Mark Harrison – Executive Chair
UTC Professor
423-425-4020 (Direct)
423-209-7842 (WWTA)

Mike Moon – Chairmen of the Board WWTA
Moon Building & Development – Residential Construction Builder
(Seems like a conflict of interest being on the board that installs sewers to increase developer construction?)
423-425-4020

Hamilton County Commissioners:
Jim Coppenger – countymayor@hamiltontn.gov
(423) 209-6101 (Phone)

Chester Bankston: district9@hamiltontn.gov
Phone: (423) 667-7280

Tim Boyd: district8@hamiltontn.gov
Phone: (423) 209-7200

Planning Commission Members (Coming Soon)!!!

Environmental Impact (ENDANGERED): 

The proposed location is a BIG ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT on a cove of Savannah and Wolftever Creek surrounded by neighborhoods. This water is static and any runoff will increase nitrogen in the water causing fish kill and other ecological disasters. This water level is not year round but seasonal. Any contaminates would concentrate in the bay and not disperse compared to the river.  We have a number of endangered mussels, turtles, sturgeon nest, etc more.

Article: Fours Endangered Mussels Species Live in the Muddy Bottom
Article: Tennessean Report on Threat to Biodiversity

Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Research Institute

Smell: 

There is not much to say about how BAD it smells, take a Sunday drive to WWTA Moccasin Bend Treatment Facility. The pumping stations throughout the county reek with odor. We are coining a new phrase “Smell Something / Say Something”, usually when the creeks overflow and the raw sewage flows into the water ways at Hampton Creek, Cracker Barrel and probably others. If you smell it, tell it – contact the groups below to report on WWTA’s mismanagement of pumping stations.

Contact the EPA – RAW Sewage Reporting

Contact TDEC – RAW Sewage into Waterways

Health Impacts:

The health of residents is UPMOST importance in the areas surrounding facility including swimmers and boaters that use the lake for recreational enjoyment just next to the proposed location. The concentration of contaminates in static water could lead to blooms of flesh eating bacteria, e coli, and other pathogens.

Impact of a Sewage Treatment Plant on Health of Local Residents: Gastrointestinal System Symptoms

Financial Impacts:

The Financial, Social & Environmental Impact of Wastewater Treatment Plants

Next Steps: 

We will be ramping up the campaign, if there is NO COURSE REVERSAL by WWTA, pulling in all Board Members, including outside groups and looking into further legislative actions, including their bond for building this facility. This WILL BE a costly endeavor.

We are investigating a LEGAL FUND with Go-FundMe and speaking with a number of Environmental and Federal Lawyers on the matter.

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