Weekly Newsletter Update 9/6/21

Jaquith Road Operation

Water Application Status:

WAG Holdings, LLC (18505 NE Jaquith Road) Water Application #G-18843 request to drill a well & irrigate over 20+ acres of cannabis was on a second hold at the Oregon Water Resources Dept.  The Administrative Hold expired on 7/5/21. Since the expiration there has been no change nor activity from OWRD.  Thanks to our Water Team who are monitoring the situation daily, keeping us updated and are in contact with OWRD & our Water Attorney. 

View application: HERE.  

View Resident’s comments: HERE.

18505 NE Jaquith Rd Addition & Change of Management:  

Chris Bryan (aka Norton Christopher Bryan) is no longer showing as Manager for WAG Holdings LLC and several other LLCS at 18505 NE Jaquith Rd (Oretex Farms, Oretex Agricultural Holdings, CJL Holdings, JCB Farms) according to the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division.  He has beena replaced by his associate: http://egov.sos.state.or.us

However, Chris Bryan’s name is still showing associated with CB4 Mountain Top LLC at 18505 NE Jaquith Rd:

http://egov.sos.state.or.us

Additional Businesses Registered at 18505 NE Jaquith Rd:

MMVT Holdings LLC: http://egov.sos.state.or.us

Derby’s Farm LLC: http://egov.sos.state.or.us

WATER RELATED

Yamhill County Commissioners declared Level 3 State of Emergency for the City of Yamhill and the County on Thursday to position it for “Severe Drought”.

https://www.koin.com/yamhill-adds-more-water-usage-restrictions-in-out-of-city/

WILD FIRE SEASON

READY, SET, GO!  Join TVF&R’s online presentations to learn about creating/maintaining defensible space around your home, forming emergency plans and preparing emergency kits.  Visit www.tvfr.com/395 to sign up for one of the scheduled Zoom presentations.  Last Presentation Date: 9/16 at 7:00pm.

OREGON CANNABIS NEWS

“MAN’S DEATH PRECIPITATED RAID ON MASSIVE MARIJUANA GROW 200,000 PLANTS”:
https://www.kdrv.com/content/news/Law-enforcement-investigating-Illinois-Valley-marijuana-grow-involving-involuntary-servitude-575115951.html

“REPORT: OREGON CANNABIS WORKERS IN SLAVE-LIKE LABOR CAMPS IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY”: 

https://oregoncatalyst.com/54844-conditions-oregon-cannabis-industry-termed-narcoslavery.html

“LAW ENFORCEMENT RAIDS JACKSON COUNTY WAREHOUSE FULL OF $15M BLACK MARKET MARIJUANA”:

https://www.kdrv.com/content/news/Law-enforcement-raids-Central-Point-warehouse-full-of-black-market-marijuana-575086451.html

“POLICE RAID ILLEGAL GROW OPERATION: 86,500 PLANTS SEIZED & 12 DETAINED IN GRANTS PASS”:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oregon/articles/2021-06-29/police-raid-illegal-marijuana-grow-operation-12-detained

YAMHILL COUNTY “MARIJUANA TIME, PLACE & MANNER REGULATIONS”


Resident volunteers are now working with (3) YamCo Officials: Commissioner Mary Starrett, Commissioner Casey Kulla & Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer.  The volunteers have provided (3) options or courses of action to take for a resolution (see below).  The goal is to schedule a Zoom Board Meeting in October between the Commissioners and affected Residents.  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.  Despite residents working with Yamhill County for years on this, no action has been taken by the County.

Note: We will be asking every Resident to email or write the Commissioners to express your feelings on why this topic is important to you and how this will affect your property or business.  We will also have an online petition to sign.  A sample letter will be provided as well as contact information.  All residents affected (including those in Washington County) are encouraged to write.  Stay tuned for more information.


Below are the suggestions that have been provided to the County Commissioners:

OPTION #1 EXPAND SDR CONDITIONS 

Expanding the current Site Design Review conditions could minimize the need to adopt a Time-Place-Manner ordinance, and would be the easiest and least costly for Yamhill County to pursue. If the Board chooses this option, we suggest that the following policy (a list of bullet points) be adopted by the Board and that the following conditions be applied to all applications through the Site Design Review process. None of the recommended conditions would preclude use of a property for production or processing.

OPTION #2 ADOPT A TIME-PLACE-MANNER ORDINANCE 


Adopting an ordinance for Time-Place-Manner marijuana regulations might be the most complicated in terms of time and cost, but it provides clarity and consistency in the long-term development of the marijuana industry and public health, safety, and environmental concerns. An ordinance would eliminate lengthy controversial Site Design Review public meetings, appeals, and expensive citizen lawsuits that are occurring in Yamhill County.

OPTION #3 REFER TO THE VOTERS TO DECIDE ON AN “OPT OUT” 

Opting out would curtail certain new marijuana activities from occurring in Yamhill County. From our view, outdoor marijuana production and butane and chemical processing are the leading causes of public health, safety, and environmental concerns.  If butane and chemical processing were allowed only in industrial zones, and processing and outdoor production were required to be 100’ off all property lines, controversy would be greatly reduced and voters would not need to choose whether or not to allow the marijuana industry to expand in Yamhill County. 

 

Email:       SaveChehalemMountain@gmail.com

Website:  www.SaveChehalemMountain.com

Mailing Donations:  

Payable to: Save Chehalem Mountain

15532 SW Pacific Hwy C1B#331, Tigard, OR 97224




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