Reposting of Ash Canyon BB with email addresses
- Subject: Potential Closure of Ash Canyon B&B Feeding Station
From: Mary Jo Ballator <2mjb@ MINDSPRING.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 08:00:15 -0700
Due to a neighborhood dispute regarding public access over a private road
easement, there is a very real possibility that I may have to close my property
to birders after nine years of continuous operation with no complaints or
I have already asked for support from a few of you, and I am very grateful for
having received that support. The opposition has continued to escalate,
however, and I am now asking for help from the extended birding community, both
with e-mailing letters of support and attendance at the upcoming hearing on
April 12 at 10:00 a.m. in Bisbee. I have been advised to get as many people as
possible to show up at the hearing and to speak on behalf of keeping this bird
feeding station open. If you wish to see this place continue, *now* is the
critical time to act.
I am hopeful that an overwhelming show of support from the birding community
will go a long way toward convincing the Board of Supervisors that my feeding
station is a community resource that serves many people even beyond the birding
community and helps to generate a sustainable economic base for Cochise County,
as well as serving the birds of these Sky Islands and beyond.
Please reply to me off list if you require additional information, or if you
Letters (via e-mail) should contain a reference to Ash Canyon B&B and my parcel
number 104-21-022, and should be written by Friday April 1, as they need time
to be compiled and submitted to the decision makers well in advance of the
meeting. Please send me a copy, because some previous letters of support
evidently got lost in the ether.
Send e-mail to Mr. Keith Dennis, kdennis@... with a CC to me, 2mjb@... the Board of Supervisors meeting and sign up to speak at the meeting.
Get there a few minutes early so you can fill out a form to speak, briefly, at
Board of Supervisors Meeting time/location:
Tuesday, April 12, 10:00 a.m.
1415 Melody Lane
Board of Supervisor Room, Building G
Bisbee, AZ 85603
Thank you for your continued support and consideration.
Mary Jo Ballator, Host
Ash Canyon Bed & Breakfast
5255 E. Spring Road
Hereford, AZ 85615
Parking is strictly limited to the parking area on my property. No parking on
Spring Road. Admission $5 per person gives you a 24-hr access window. No public
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