Vulcan Mine Settlement Meeting Thursday August 3, 2017 at 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church
7 Paseo de San Antonio
We are holding this meeting to satisfy queries, emails, and calls that we and the Commissioners received regarding the details of the agreement that were not completely available or understood at the previous community meeting.
At the July 27, 2017 County Commission Meeting two (2) of the four (4) commissioners voted to withhold their approval of the settlement until the community had another opportunity to read and understand the actual text of the agreement. Along with the Commission, we (LPA and ES-CA) also believe it is important to inform the community about the outcome of the process to the best of our ability. Community cooperation and good will have been essential to crafting this entire effort. As a community, we want to communicate a shared understanding of the settlement agreement and the processes that brought us to this point.
On Thursday 8/10 the commissioners are going to vote again on acceptance of the settlement. The brief time given to us to hold this meeting between the 7/27 County Commission Meeting and the next one on 8/10 is driven by the lawsuit deadlines. We cannot delay unduly or the offer could be withdrawn and/or additional legal fees incurred.
The County wants this settlement and the ES-CA Land Use Protection Trust (LPT), who were our representatives, are urging its acceptance, saying it was the best deal they could broker. While a compromise, the agreement does have an end date for the operation of the mine that is enforceable by judgment should Vulcan not comply. The agreement describes the number of years that each of the four (4) major sections of the mine can operate and then undergo the detailed reclamation plan spelled out in the settlement agreement.
Please plan on attending. You may find the text of the settlement agreement on the ES-CA and Las Placitas Association web pages
www.es-ca.org Gravel Lawsuit Agreement posted on the right-hand side
www.lasplacitas.org In the inform section
Sponsored by the Las Placitas Association