Preserve Crab Creek
Rally + hearing
Please join us on Wednesday, July 28 at the Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College, 130 Eagles Reach Drive, Flat Rock, NC.
OUTDOOR RALLY - 3:00 PM
If you can, come early for a very important rally and press event at 3:00 PM. The public won't likely speak to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) during the public hearing. This outdoor rally is our one and only chance to send a message to the officials who will decide the fate of our community, subject to an appeal in a court of law.
Blue Ridge Community College has strict rules for a rally like this, and we must observe them carefully. We'll meet in a grassy area directly across from the door of the Thomas Auditorium, about 50 feet away, under a flagpole. We'll bring signs that you can carry. In fact, we'll need a lot of extra hands to carry those signs!
We'll also have two small tents, some parasols, some chairs, and a lot of water. Still, if it's hot and sunny, and you're not sure you can stay outside for about 40 minutes in the heat, please skip the rally. Nothing is more important that the health and wellbeing of our community members!
PUBLIC HEARING - 4:00 PM
The public hearing will be held by the county's Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). The ZBA is like a court of law. Attorneys representing each side will make opening and closing statements, and expert witnesses will provide testimony. Members of the public can watch quietly, but it's unlikely we'll speak. Note: there's a chance the hearing will run late, so please come prepared for that.
The ZBA could decide on Wednesday whether to approve or deny the permit for the storage facility. Another possiblity is that the hearing will run too late and the ZBA will continue it at their next meeting in August. Whenever the ZBA decides about the future of Crab Creek, that decision can be appealed in a court of law.
Our attorney and expert witnesses are very expensive. Please consider making a generous contribution to help pay for their services, online or by check. We thank you sincerely for every penny you can give!