The process that is unfolding with the Green Valley Academy's latest proposal is eerily familiar and almost mirrors the events we followed last June. We have compiled a treasure trove of articles that have been posted on the Forum regarding the proposed "Residential Treatment Facility" (or whatever they are calling it this week).
We have organized them chronologically and have tried to point out important links that are included within each post. We would highly recommend that neighbors and advocates alike, search through our archive, review the plans for the Green Valley Academy and contact the planning commissioners ASAP - time is of the essence.
Full Ogden Valley Forum Residential Treatment Facility / Green Valley Academy (GVA) Article Collection
Within this treasure trove, pay particular attention to the guest post by Mike Bulloch, director of the Green Valley Academy. In response to a guest post by resident Laurel Kirkham, Mr. Bulloch writes,
Emails and letters to the planning commission need to be submitted ASAP - today. In the past, we have seen cases where the planning commissioners have not received letters because the letters were not included in their packets. We suggest you hand deliver or email your letter, then follow up with a phone call to verify that in fact your letter will be given to all of the commissioners prior to the Tuesday meeting.The proposed property is on 18 acres and is surrounded (to the north, south, and west) by many open acres, not to mention the undeveloped land of the nearby Monastery. The closest homes mentioned are to the east with acreage bordering neighboring properties. We are not a program attempting to squeeze itself into “the middle” of a high density area (like other programs which currently exist throughout Weber County). Furthermore, the academy will preserve a large portion of land from becoming sub-divided in the future, which will promote the rural atmosphere.
Ogden Valley Planning Commission, Attn Sherrie Sillitoe,
2380 Washington Blvd, Suite 240, Ogden, UT 84401
Sherri Sillito 801-399-8791
Be sure to include a note asking Ms. Sillitoe to forward your information to ALL of the Planning commissioners prior to the January 25, 2010 planning meeting.