Petition Tag - commissioners

1. NO to the Otero Borehole!

We support the community living in rural Southeast Otero County New Mexico, the community impacted by the proposed borehole project. This area includes the Otero Mesa, an area of wild and beautiful grassland. Adjacent to the East is the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The land south of Pinon, NM is wild and beautiful. Many residents can trace their family's history in the area back to the 1800s. They work hard to make a living and pay taxes.
The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to drill multiple deep boreholes, three miles into the earths crust in this community. DOE claims these boreholes will test their suitability for deep borehole nuclear waste disposal. They further claim that no radioactive waste will be dumped in the these test holes. They DO NOT promise that similar holes nearby won't be drilled and used for nuclear waste if that first hole looks good. That is clearly their intention. To quote the DOE:
“The Department is particularly interested in evaluating whether deep boreholes might offer a safe and practical alternative to mined geologic repositories for smaller forms of nuclear waste.”
DOE proposes to spend $30,000,000 for two holes. These will be to test out the concept of nuclear waste disposal and will show if the rock is suitable for nuclear waste. Once things are found okay we are supposed to believe that DOE will then go elsewhere and drill another $30,000,000 "test" hole to see if the rock is good there and then dump radioactive waste there?

Really? Does that seem reasonable?

Here is what actually is going on. DOE will drill and test. If things are good they will buy or take nearby land (eminent domain if necessary) and drill a field of boreholes for a nuclear waste dump. One Sandia Lab plan shows about 950 boreholes are likely.

This saves DOE a cool $30,000,000 and more important it saves them many years time. A new borehole elsewhere will take years to permit and bring in, and then it might turn out to be bad rock!

2. Say NO to the borehole!

We stand together in protest of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Plan for a Defense Waste Repository.

Nara Visa, NM, a small tight knit agricultural community is the location of a proposed site for borehole testing. DOE contractor, ENERCON, has been deceptive in gaining entrance into this community; claiming community buy-in when there is overwhelming proof to the contrary. In fact, the opposition is strong against their proposal.

After reading the DOE’s draft plan, and assessing our community’s situation, it is clear to us that the ‘consent-based siting process’ regarded by the DOE as a ‘critical element’ (DWR 2016, p.v) in siting potential host communities has been completely disregarded.

The deception by DOE contractors, coupled with the highly probable long-term implications of these test boreholes leave no doubt in our minds. We are unequivocally opposed to the test borehole project sited for Quay County, NM.

3. Give Them Water!

On Macedonia Hill in Lawrence County, Ohio, 45 families (The Macedonia 45) scratch out a living by hauling water into their homes every week in order to survive.

Keith & Lizabeth Brammer, along with their two teenage children, face great difficulties since Keith is a paraplegic. The water table, now historically low, prevents the drilling of wells. For over 1000 days people have made empty promises.

The Macedonia 45 have no clean, fresh running water. Only a mile away, Walmart and Lowe's use gallons of water every hour! Let's join together! Give them Water!

4. Repair Marshall County Indiana Roads

The roads in Marshall County Indiana have been deteriorating and have not been maintained or repaired within the recommended time frames in accordance with MACOG (the organization Marshall County utilizes to evaluate roads). Many roads are lacking repair, others have been removed from their chip and seal or paved state to a gravel road. Other roads that have been repaired have not been repaired properly.

There is no approved road plan to repair or fix the roads, and some roads that have been returned to gravel from a chip and seal state have no date in which they will be re-chip and sealed. Citizens want to live and have the comforts of the 21st century and are being expected to give up the lifestyle they are accustomed to, not to mention the safety factor of roads not being in appropriate and good condition.

Taxes continue to increase, but the tax dollars being collected seem to be going for major new road projects and not for maintaining and repairing the large volume of roads already in disrepair. All Marshall County Roads can be affected by this lack of maintenance. Other roads may turn back to gravel in the future.

5. Concord Pointe: Connect Municipal Drive to Route 51

To residents and visitors of Rostraver Township / Cedar Creek Park / Cedar Creek Gorge / Concord / Old Concord School / Yough River Bicycle Trail / Yough River.

Municipal Drive, the road to Cedar Creek Park, will be rerouted as a result of the new 110 acre industrial park known as CONCORD POINTE. New traffic consisting of heavy/medium commercial trucks, hauling industrial materials, will be destined for 30 warehouse facilities and other retail businesses. Logistically, the new section of Municipal Drive should connect directly to Route 51.

HOWEVER, the developer and township officials plan to connect the new section of road to Concord Lane. As a result, heavy trucks and industrial vehicles will be forced to travel on Concord Lane through a residential neighborhood. All neighborhood streets will be affected by new traffic. Property values and quality of life will be negatively impacted.

It is recognized that the existing intersection of Concord Lane and Route 51 at the C. Harper Ford traffic light does not meet PennDOT standards. The newly rerouted Municipal Drive should be planned and constructed to correct the flawed intersection.

6. Build The Cook County Peace Officers' Memorial In Cermak Woods

The Cook County Peace Officers Memorial has been in the planning stage for over nine years now without any progress.

We now need to apply pressure to those Cook County Commissioners and help educate the residents of cook county in seeing that the memorial becomes a reality.

We need to remember those 675 Peace Officers that gave their lives all while in the line of duty. This includes federal. state, county, area and city of Chicago officers.

7. Citizens of Fitzgerald & Ben Hill County

Going before the Ben Hill County Board of Commissioners on April 6, 2010, is the 2011 SPLOST Referendum.

The Fitzgerald City Council voted unanimously in favor of the final proposal in February 2010, meeting.

We ask that the City Council to reconsider allocating $600,000 toward synthetic turf.

We are continuing to collect signatures as the referendum is planned to appear before the County Commissioners on April 6, 2010.

8. No to sale of Blue Springs County Park

Blue Springs is a County maintained park in Screven County, Georgia. It has been in the history of Screven Countians for many years. It has been our heritage with many, many great memories.

The county is selling it at public auction in 3 weeks because "our" elected commissioners have determined it is an eyesore to the community.

This is WRONG!

This petition is for residents living in Screven County and non-residents whom have lived in Screven County.

9. Support County Funding of University Extension Office and Sweetwater County 4-H Program

The Sweetwater County Commissioners have cut their portion of the funding to the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Office and will be closing all of the programs it offers to the county, including the local 4-H program.

The 4-H program has for generations, provided programs to the children of Sweetwater County, as well as contributing most of the exhibits and livestock at the Sweetwater County Fair. Children can participate in projects ranging from raising livestock such as beef, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry and rabbits to leadership, robotics, shooting sports, gardening, and many more.

Please help us keep this funding for the youth of Sweetwater County.

10. Move Gateway West

We, the residents of Cassia County are strongly opposed to the proposed corridor of the Gateway West Project through private property.

We feel it should be placed on as much public ground as possible to protect our families, our homes, and our businesses.

We should not have to submit ourselves to undo risks when there are other alternatives. We support our county commissioners in routing the project through public grounds.

11. Stop Giving Our Pets To Class B Animal Dealers

Montcalm County Michigan has had an alliance with a Class B Animal Dealer for 30 years.

Class B Animal Dealers are given pets from our animal shelter and are allowed to sell them to research facilities.

Animals sold to research facilities suffer through needless experiments and then die. This practice is barbaric and unnecessary.

12. Recall the Community Mental Health Board

The Genesee County Community Mental Health Board is a board that is appointed by the Genesee County Commissioners. This board runs without term limits and has been jeopardized by the current management at Genesee County Community Mental Health.

They have made poor financial decision that have impacted our budget, reduced services available to clients and increased the job loss in this county.

Currently a decision has been made by the board that will impact the jobs of 40 staff and once again will place our clients at risk. Management continues to give themselves raises of 10, 20 and 30% while cutting services to our clients.

Please let your voice be heard and put a stop to your tax dollars being wasted.

13. Kent Island Community Theater

May 8, 2006

Our goal is to obtain a Community Theater for the Kent Island Players and the citizens of Queen Anne Co. To be able to be entertained, as well as be able to help create live productions on Stage.

There would be workshops for both adults and children to learn and perfect their skills in play writing,
set design,acting etc.. We would also be able to utlize the theater for fund raiser and charitable events.


This petition began when the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners allowed gay clubs in our schools.

15. Remove Jim Wilson

The purpose of this petition is to have appointed Sheriff Jim Wilson immediately removed from office and allow the citizens choice of Sheriff to take immediate command of the Sheriff's Department. The department is in turmoil. Frivolous spending, very low morale, intimidation of employees, irresponsible changes and the 2005 budget are the main concerns.

Jim Wilson must be removed immediately to allow the newly elected Sheriff the opportunity to create the budget he will administer, not one created by Jim Wilson who does not have the communities best interest at heart. Jim Wilson states he is a public servant. If he is a true public servant, he will serve his public's desires of him not being in office and the new Sheriff installed. Jim Wilson can not offer any valid justification for remaining in office until January. It is strictly personal for Jim and not for the good of Williamson County. Jim must be removed immediately in order to prevent his further destruction of the Sheriff's Department, leaving a complete mess for the elected Sheriff to clean up. Please join us in sending a strong message to our County Judge, Commissioners and Jim Wilson.


Our animal contol facility is a "kill shelter". Iredell County kills more strays than any other county in our area of the country and does not give adoptable animals a chance at a loving home. Our method of euthanasia is inhumane. We need your support to lobby our county commissioners for new ordinances. Please sign our petition below. Thanks you for your loving support.

17. Paving Boyden Road located in Banner Elk, NC

Dust in the summer months creates an unhealthy living condition, and makes it impossible to keep a dust free environment. The land owners of Boyden Road should not be penalized because the Town of Sugar Mountain's Maintenance Department is located in our area. Since boyden Road joins a public golf course, we contend that paving Boyden Road will increase our property values, which in turn will generate revenue for Avery County.