11/11/2015 Sheep Farm Update on the Verizon Tower

Hello, Everybody,

After our pre-hearing conference call November 11th with the Thurston County Hearing examiner, as well as the attorneys for our Deschutes Neighborhood Group, Thurston County, and Odelia Pacific (Verizon), we have received the dates and timeline for our appeal for the proposed Smith Farm cell tower.  ( Click here for the Thurston County Document pdf. )

For all of you that filed a comment letter through us and would like to make a public comment at the hearing, please send us an email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with your name and contact information, so that your name can be placed on our public comment list.  The appeal on January 19, 2016 will begin at 10:00 am with expert witness testimony and the public comment period begins at 1:00 pm.

To date we have paid the attorney $2500 and that money has been used for hours of consultations, preparation and the pre-hearing conference call that we had today.

Throughout the month of December there are several criteria that need to be met, before we even get to the appeal itself.  Our attorney gave us an estimate of $5000.00 to cover the next stage of preparation.  There is a tremendous amount of time consuming communication that is required between all of the attorneys and the hearing examiner prior to the appeal.

We have until December 1st to accumulate funds for this critical preliminary phase of our appeal process.  Out of the $5000 attorney fee estimate, we have already raised $1000.00! Thank you to all of you that have contributed.

Please help us to meet the $5000.00 benchmark.  Here is the link: https://www.gofundme.com/bg5sd2f9 or there are envelopes at M.U. and at the Yelm Co-op.  Enjoy the slide show on the Go Fund Me site!

Please hold your focus for an optimal outcome for this critical preliminary phase of our appeal.  If the Hearing Examiner rules to NOT withdraw the Determination of Nonsignificance, then additional funds will be needed for the appeal hearing on January 19, 2016.

Please pass this to everyone on your email list.

Thank you!!!!!


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