TED MURPHY / DELTA OPTIMIST
MARCH 18, 2015 12:00 AM
A lot of time and money have been invested in the issue thus far, so it's not surprising in the least that the application to erect radio towers in Point Roberts has now found its way into the U.S. court system.
BBC Broadcasting Inc. is appealing Whatcom County's decision to reject the towers in a case that will be heard to the south in Skagit County Superior Court, likely sometime this summer.
The applicant has nothing to lose but more money at this point, but approval to put transmission towers on a lot just south of the Tsawwassen border would be such a windfall that an appeal is obviously being looked upon as a gamble worth taking.
Courts can work in mysterious ways, but it's hard to see this appeal being successful given it's a review of a land use decision that looks pretty darn airtight. Last fall the county's hearing examiner rejected the application, ruling the proposed towers exceed height limits specific to the tiny American peninsula, a decision that was subsequently upheld by the county council in January.
We WON (again) !!!!!
George Harvie CAO of Delta BC puts his foot down in a letter to Whatcom County Council regarding the Appeal.
Craft Fair a Big Hit
$2100 Raised - Yea Team
but an Appeal to Whatcom County Council is in the works
WE raised more than a $1000 THANKSThe Cross Border Coalition to Stop the Radio Towers hosteda benefit House Concert "Bistro Bijou Noire"on Oct 26 2014, featuring local jazz chanteuse, Shaune Ann Feuz (http://www.reverbnation.com/Shauneannfeuz go listen! She's "knock your sox off" amazing!)
WILL YOU RISE TO THE CHALLENGE?
150 x $500 = $75,000
You can help end the fight to keep five 150-foot AM radio towers off the Tsawwassen Peninsula.
Our last option to stop this travesty is at the upcoming Whatcom County hearing, beginning October 27.
To launch our best case, we need to fund experts for reports and their hearing appearances, continue doing research and paying our legal team to see this thing through. The estimate for this is over $80,000. We are still collecting donations and just had two successful fund-raising events, but now time is running out.
Here’s the challenge: we are looking for 150 businesses, organizations, families and individuals to donate $500 each. This will complete the funding for the final push.
Consider how much the quality of life you enjoy is worth. Or how much money you may lose in your business or in the value of your home if the towers go up. It is difficult to quantify, but we think it will be a great deal more than $500.
As of today, we have 15 challenge checks in hand, with promises for more. Join your friends, neighbors and fellow businesses in meeting the challenge. Give us the final push we need to the end.
Thank you for your support.
The Cross-Border Coalition to Stop the Radio Towers
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PRTA/FTT, 239 55th Street, Delta, BC V4M 3J4
PRTA/FTT, P.O. Box 158, Point Roberts, WA 98281
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