Tuesday, February 16, 2010

flower Mound Cares Petition Drive to Impose a Moratorium

Flower Mound Cares will hold the petition drive this weekend 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday. It will take place at the following elementary schools.

Bridlewood, Donald, Forest Vista, Liberty, Old Settlers, Prairie Trail and Wellington.

We do not have a copy of the petition yet but we are told it will request a moratorium on all applications for SUP's (specific use permits) for CCF Centralized Collection Facilities, Natural Gas Production Facilities and wastewater pipelines. It will include a repeal of the amendments made to the Oil and Gas Pipeline Ordinance.

Darlene Casey, co founder of Flower Mound Cares, was quoted in Chris Roark's
recent Flower Mound Star article.

“The goal of this petition is to either have the council yield to the will of its citizens or force a special election to allow the citizens their opportunity to speak,” Casey said. “This moratorium will provide for sufficient and appropriate time to consider and possibly draft a new ordinance that is more sensitive to all who are in our town.”
Casey said Tuesday that the group is seeking about 6,000 signatures in 45 days.

Flower Mound Cares still needs volunteers. If you would like to help, please send an e-mail to http://www.fmcares@verizon.net/ or go to their website for more information.


Anonymous said...

Well, thank goodness they are using our state tax dollars to go fight the feds with our income tax dollars. Yea for politicians.

Anonymous said...

Any ideas what the third agenda item is all about?


Anonymous said...

I guess LISD is now the thought police too....from the FM Cares website......Flower Mound SEEKING TO STOP THE PETITION DRIVE?!
After receiving permission (yes we have correspondence) to hold petition drives at area school parking lots, we just received word from assistant superintendent Larry Wilson that the school board has reconsidered and we can't use the school parking lots because it is not related to s......chool business. The girl scouts must be part of the school since they are using the Marcus parking lot this weekend.
We are working to find alternative locations. All ideas and offers for sites are needed and welcome. When we have additional sites we will post them at mysite.verizon.net/fmcares/ as well as here.
We knew the town would make this difficult for our concerns to be addressed but if we continue working together we will make this drive happen

Anonymous said...

Regarding the LISD decision to not allow the petition signing...

The following link is from the LISD web site which details their policy for nonschool use of school facilities. In reviewing this, it would appear that the FM Cares group is well within scope of such use. Perhaps the FM Cares group should push back against said board. At least they should use their media liason to inform the Morning News and WFAA reporters of this development.

On the surface it would appear an attempt by a government body to squelch free speech.

Link: http://www.tasb.org/policy/pol/private/061902/pol.cfm?DisplayPage=GKD%28LOCAL%29.pdf