(Hawkins Seeks Public Help on Finding Alternate Sites)
Councilman Doug Hawkins has successfully gotten the administration to consider alternate sites to locate a bomb storage facility and is seeking your help.
“I am asking everyone to help me find a parcel of ground where we can store bombs more safely than on top of our main water supply,” said Hawkins. “It is a shame that citizens have to do the work for the city but if a safer location is not found, the mayor will force the facility on Cardinal Hill.”
Public Works will only review suggested sites through the council, and are accepting suggestions for sites that are owned by Metro Louisville or Metro Agencies like TARC, Louisville Water Company, and MSD.
Below is a list of federal guidelines that must be considered:
· It must be on about five acres of land, with nothing around it.
· It can not be in a floodplain.
· It must be at least 470 feet from an inhabited building.
· It must be at least 350 feet from a rail road or major roadway.
· It must be 190 feet from smaller roads.
· Submissions must be received as soon as possible preferable by tomorrow (Thursday, July 17) so we need your immediate help.
Please submit any sites you believe may fit the above criteria to Doug.Hawkins@louisvilleky.gov. To help you search for a site, you may want to look at the maps available at www.lojic.org.
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