Town Meeting Round 2

12/7/2016 at 10:50 pm

Many Rome & Saratoga residents missed the town meeting on November 15th.  We understand it was in direct conflict with another important meeting already scheduled in Rome and we realize the unforeseen printing and mailing snafu caused many to be made aware of the meeting days after the event took place. It was a laundry list of unfortunate occurrences that led up to Nov. 15th date causing the late notice to residents.  We sincerely apologize for those who received notices late or who had prior commitments and could not attend.

Saratoga's attorney Paul Kent, and Hydrologist John Jansen provided new information important to all of us living in the area of the proposed CAFO.  The Rome Concerned Citizen's group will be showing a video of key portions of the Saratoga experts' presentations, along with presentation of their key slides and updates intended to show how this directly affects Rome.

Attendees will learn:

  • Status of the ongoing vested rights legal court case
  • Key points of dispute in the Wysocki Environmental Impact Report
  • How groundwater flows in our area
  • How many of your wells may be affected by high capacity wells
  • How quickly nitrates leach through sandy soils
  • Current nitrate leaching issues at the Wolosek property on Hwy 13 & Tower Rd and at the existing Armenia CAFO
    • How that translates to wells around the proposed CAFO
  • Groundwater nitrate modeling and the issues with the Wysocki proposal
  • Where do we go from here?
    • EIS expected date and timing
    • EIS rebuttal process
    • Permitting following EIS completion
    • Contested hearings regarding permits

For folks who will not be able to attend this event and missed the one on the 15th, please feel to access the Saratoga town webpage for a copy of slides presented which are linked HERE.