Weekly Newsletter Update 6/26/21

1) THIS MONDAY: ZOOM COUNTY WATER TASK FORCE:  JUNE 28TH 10:00 – Noon. This public meeting by Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla is intended to identify problems and brainstorm solutions regarding usage of water in our area. Meeting ID: 856 1330 5886   &    Passcode: 016631


2) PLEASE DONATE SOME TIME:  please help us to continue protecting your homes/ businesses/community from the loss of water, fire danger and to spread the news of what all of us are facing.  Volunteers are needed for projects on existing committees. We will help guide you on what needs to be done. We need your assistance to continue, please volunteer some time. Email us: SaveChehalemMountain@gmail.com

3) IN OTHER RELATED NEWS:  thanks to Resident Dawn M. for sharing what other Counties are doing to address problems within the marijuana/hemp industry.  Deschutes County Planning Commission is convening an expert panel to discuss Deschutes County’s hemp industry. Commissioners asked the Planning Commission to explore the topic after receiving input from rural residents. Article link click here: https://ktvz.com/news/deschutes-county/2021/06/18/deschutes-county-convening-expert-panel-to-review-hemp-industry/

4) WILD FIRE SEASON: Friendly reminder burn ban is in effect.  Please hold off on AG burning during this heat wave with wind.  We do not want a repeat of 2020.

5) GOOD NEWS! DONATION GOAL ACHIEVED FOR NEXT RESIDENT MAILER:  Thanks to those who contributed, we reached our goal of $1,122.45.  In the next few weeks, a (3) page mailer will be sent out to 1,859 residents within the Aquifer who will be affected by potential loss of water and legitimate fire dangers, bringing awareness to this issue. If you receive the mailer and already know about our efforts, don’t hesitate to share it with your neighbors!

6) YAMHILL COUNTY “MARIJUANA TIME, PLACE & MANNER REGULATIONS”: volunteers are working with (3) YamCo Officials: Commissioner Mary Starrett, Planning Director Ken Friday and Attorney, Todd Sadlo.  The volunteers have provided (3) options or courses of action to take for a resolution.  Almost every County in Oregon has adopted these safety measures which are designed to protect your home/business, your home/business values, quality of life, our community, the environment and the lives of First Responders.

SAVE CHEHALEM MOUNTAIN: is a locally organized non-profit public welfare organization established to ensure that the Chehalem Mountain watershed area (see map on our website) provides the quality and quantity of water, environmental stability and fire protection necessary to support the homes/businesses, fish, wildlife, recreation, biological diversity, ecological values, public health and a sound economy.  We are the Residents & Neighbors of this community who are concerned that one industry can have a devastating impact on the entire aquifer & region.  

We are not against the crop of cannabis/marijuana/hemp and do not advocate for the removal of it.  We are concerned about the negative impacts this crop has already had on neighboring properties, the environment and on wildlife with respects to intense odor pollution, diminished quality of life on one’s property, high usage of water in a “Limited Ground Water Area” and an ongoing drought as well as legitimate fire safety concerns.

We are in Favor of the Safe & Responsible Business Administration of the Marijuana/Hemp Industry:

  1. Safe: growing / disposal of harmful chemicals / waste water / used debris
  2. Proper: government oversight and rules with inspections on all growing/processing operations
  3. Adoption of “Marijuana Time, Place & Manner Regulations”:  Yamhill County Commissioners/Planning Director & Attorney adopting these regulations.  They are sensible safety guidelines designed to protect property values, quality of life, the environment/wildlife & the lives of First Responders.  To date, Yamhill County has not done so, despite Residents actively working with them for over (2) years.

Please Donate toward Attorney Fees and Volunteer some time

We Need your help!


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