Wednesday, July 14, 2010
..It's seems as soon as the Commissioners hearing was scheduled for the Baker Rock Mining application, it has now been cancelled and is set to be held "sometime" in September. We don't have a date yet, and really no explanation as to why it has been postponed. This doesn't mean that we can rest in our war,this just gives us more time to prepare for the battle. We are not going to sit by and let Baker Rock or Yamhill County treat us like our lives and homes and farms don't matter. We need to intensify our efforts in sending letters, e-mails and phone calls to let our elected officials know that enough is enough. We will no longer stand by and let them make decisions that effect peoples lives without thinking or caring. Every taxpayer in Yamhill County has a stake in this fight. You will be the ones to pay for the repair of our roads and the replacement of our bridge. You will bare the cost of rising food prices when there is no longer anymore local farms to grow and supply your food. We Islanders invite you to come out and drive to the southern end and see for yourselves just how large this piece of Prime Willamette Valley farmland is that Baker Rock wants to gobble up. And don't forget to write your letters, make the phone calls, send your e-mails and let our commissioners know that we care, even if they don't.