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Re: SG-W:/ DEQ Denies Permit to Fill Scio Twp. Wetland
- Subject: Re: SG-W:/ DEQ Denies Permit to Fill Scio Twp. Wetland
- From: "Christina Lirones" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 14:21:35 GMT
Excellent job, Kathy! Hey, can you send me the name, address, and or phone
number of your contact at DEQ? Last time I called about Pittsfield Glen
(another development on a wetland, same area as Newmarket), the lady
couldn't do anything to keep me posted. She suggested I just call every week
or two, which has been difficult. I misplaced Ms. Pennington at the DEQ's
info - she was my last contact. Christina
>Subject: SG-W:/ DEQ Denies Permit to Fill Scio Twp. Wetland
>Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 22:29:30 EDT
> Our group has worked for almost 2 yrs. to oppose irresponsible
>development on a 50 acre parcel of land in Scio Twp. (South of Liberty,
>of Scio Ridge Rd.) This parcel contains 20 acres of wetland, approx. 15
>acres of mature wooded habitat, and many acres of rolling hills. This is
>of 2 documented Washtenaw Co. breeding sites for the wild indigo duskywing
>butterfly, currently on the state DNR "of special concern" list.
> The most recent development proposal from builder Del Corp. Homes was
>cut down most of the mature trees, extensively grade the rolling hills,
>in a portion of the wetlands and to use the remaining wetland for storm
>runoff in order to build 150 homes. The Scio Twp. Planning Comm. and Board
>granted provisional PUD approval to this plan contingent upon DEQ approval
>fill in the wetlands. Interestingly, the builder openly stated their
>to stay outside of the jurisdiction of the County Drain Commissioner in the
>plans for retention of storm water, etc.
> The DEQ denied the permit application in full on July 25, 2000. This
>approximately 90 days after the well attended public hearing on the permit
>application. The DEQ letter noted that the proposed project would have
>significant adverse impact on the natural resources associated with the
>wetlands on site and would impact on established biologic communities.
>also noted adverse impacts on sediment trapping, storm water retention
>capacity and nutrient assimilation capacity of the wetland if such a
>were allowed. Most of the major points raised by the concerned citizens at
>the DEQ hearing were addressed in the well written opinion.
> Many thanks to all of the individuals who communicated with us at
>different stages of this process. The extensive support and assistance
>we received was invaluable.
> Please feel free to contact me to discuss this in greater detail.
>Additionally, several of us could provide future support and assistance to
>others who prepare for future DEQ hearings. Persistence and hard work did
>pay off for us!
> Kathy Knol (665-3383)
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