How to Support the
Community You Love? Pledge Continued
Our efforts cannot
continue without further donations (see
Treasurer's Report). We need the support of
everyone in the Fairfield Area School
District and bordering communities who cares
about the future of this region.
The money you donate
or pledge to Save Our Liberty's efforts
today is a small fraction of the tax money
it may cost you to live here if a
development of 1,000+ houses becomes a
reality. What are your property taxes today?
Taxes for Fairfield Area Schools taxpayers
are projected to increase 37%; what yearly
increase in taxes will this mean to you??
Can you pledge 10 or 20% of that amount to
SOL's legal fund? Can you make a monthly
The good news: While
the process of protecting our quality of
life seems slow and frustrating, we've made
great strides together (see article below).
Thank you to all who have made these efforts
More good news: The
resources spent so far will bring returns
far down the line. For instance, information
our legal counsel and expert witnesses bring
forth in hearings on the Community of
Liberty can be used at later hearings. (Yes,
one day there will be more hearings-don't be
caught off guard!
Wormald has already submitted two additional
Look What We've
In only three months
Save Our Liberty has built up support from
more than 250 families and received total
donations of $33,386 from more than 150
donors. This achievement in a rural
community is outstanding. We do care about
each other, and our community, and are
prepared to work hard to protect the special
quality of life we enjoy.
From these generous
contributions, we have paid the fees of our
legal counsel and retainers for a
hydrogeologist and traffic engineer. These
experts have researched and prepared
testimony for presentation at the public
hearings. Our attorney, Susan Smith, is
prepared to cross examine witnesses for the
developers and has already pointed out
reasons the hearings should cease due to
property not being fully owned by the
developers. Without Save Our Liberty-without
you-the Wormald Companies' plans would
continue with only their profit in mind. We
have not yet had our chance to present
testimony or cross examine more than one
witness but WE ARE PREPARED TO DO SO!
Please donate funds
so our experts can continue. We need to
raise at least $60,000 more to oppose the
even denser alternate plans submitted by the
Wormald Companies. Yes, a great deal of
money-but far less than $40 million in
school taxes to build a new school!
Thanks to the
efforts of Save Our Liberty supporters, our
situation has received extensive press
coverage and has led to greater citizen
involvement in other issues. For instance,
in response to citizen concerns, the Liberty
Township Planning Commission recently voted
to recommend to the supervisors that PRDs be
deleted from the current ordinances. This
would not affect development plans already
submitted, but would prevent future
Although the Oct. 21
hearing on new zoning ordinances was
cancelled due to a miscommunication with the
county, SOL encourages citizens to continue
monitoring zoning discussions as the
commission holds several morning workshops .
From the $33,386
contributed to date we have paid the fees of
our legal counsel and retained a
hydrogeologist and traffic engineer. Due to
the second and third development plans
submitted, we estimate that at least $60,000
more is needed to continue SOL's efforts.
Save Our Liberty
Receipts and Payments Account Through
October 21, 2003
- Donations and
- Donated Expenses
- Interest 3
- Total Income
- Legal and Other
- Other Expenses
- Balance 3,128
- The above
accounts reflect billings through
- October invoices
will be payable in late November.
- Donated Expenses
represent expenses paid by members as
donations to SOL.
- The balance of
$3,128 shown above includes $2,500 that is
payable to a planning consultant, leaving
$628 in SOL's bank account.
Sun., Dec. 14 Noon -
Enjoy the country
flair of historic and modern homes in
Liberty Township. Treat friends and family
to a wonderful holiday gift and support SOL
at the same time! Culminating in a wine and
cheese party with live jazz band. Mark your
calendar now and look for details later. Or
call 642-5815 or 642-5436.
Vote on November 4!
Two citizens are
running for Liberty Township supervisor:
write-in candidate Paul Harner and incumbent
Charles Alexander. While SOL is not a PAC
and therefore cannot recommend a candidate,
we encourage you to learn about the
candidates' positions and vote for the one
who best represents your views on
Mon., Wed., Fri.
mornings, starting Nov. 10 6 – 9 P.m.
The commission voted to retrieve the new zoning ordinance from the
supervisors to correct errors in the
document. The public may attend and comment
to help keep the process moving.
How to Learn More
- Join the SOL
email list at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Help prepare or
fund postal mailings so we can send
newsletters out more often
Yes, It Makes a
Difference When You Come to Public Meetings!
Please don't let
last-minute postponements discourage you. If
we stop attending township meetings,
supervisors will think we are resigned to
dense development in our community-and so
will outside developers.
Worried about your
taxes? Traffic? Overcrowded schools? Your
well? Pollution? Then present questions and
suggestions that can help our supervisors
protect citizens as our community grows.
meetings, all planned to be held in Liberty
Township offices, 39 Topper Rd., Fairfield:
Board of Supervisors
Wed., Nov. 5 7:30
The board will
announce whether and when hearings on the
Community of Liberty are to be continued.
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