They wanted to pass this resolution, already in the handouts at the beginning of the meeting, without even waiting for citizen comments. They did listen first to a few people who had signed up to to talk about the compressor station, including WWALS member David Shields, whose family has an organic farm and discovered they’d be downwind of the compressor station, and Johanna deGraffenreid, the new Gulf Coast Campaign Coordinator for Gulf Restoration Network. Everybody else got to speak later in the meeting.
David and Ginger Shields on left in audience;
Chris and Deanna Mericle directly in front of camera
Here’s what the Board of Commissioners of the one county targetted by every proposed path of the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline passed last night, in front of a packed house. It was actually adopted 17 November 2015, and a signed and stamped copy is expected within a few days.
RESOLUTION NO. 2016—
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SUPPORTING THE MOVEMENT OF THE SABAL TRAIL
“HILDRETH” COMPRESSION STATION
WHEREAS, citizenry of Suwannee County have raised concerns regarding Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC’s relocation of the “Hildreth” compression station (Compression Station 5) to an area outside of historically denominated “Hildreth” area of the county to the second option location (Compression Station 5, option 2) at approximately the intersection of County Road 49 and Market Road (216th Street); and
WHEREAS, the citizenry has raised concerns/that the shift in location to the secondary option site has brought the compression station location and its recurring noise and potential environmental, health and safety impacts in closer proximity to a more densely populated rural residential area; and
WHEREAS, the Board recognizes the increased net change in potentially affected residential properties and desires to express the concerns of its citizenry to Sabal Tail Transmission LLC.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE lT RESOLVED, by the Board of County Commissioners, Suwannee County, Florida as follows:
That the Board of County Commissioners, Suwannee County, Florida, does hereby request Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC reconsider the location of the “Hildreth” compression station (Compression Station 5, option 2) and move said compression station to another location along the proposed route where there would be a net decrease in the rural residential properties affected by the location.
PASSED, ADOPTED and APPROVED, this _ day of January, 2015.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BARRY A. BAKER
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