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Menlo Park residents question city's plan to drill well

Original post made on Nov 9, 2011

Menlo Park residents invited to give the city feedback on their preferred spot for an irrigation well requested by the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club had little to say about the location, but lots of questions about the project during a community meeting Nov. 3.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Allied Arts and Parks user
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Nov 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm

As a property owners in Menlo Park for almost 30 year we are astounded
that the city, the council and other factions would consider this measure with out first opening the decision to the TAXPAYERS of the city & their constituents!!!!
Putting the interests of the private Exclusive Sharon Heights Country Club before the consideration of residential property owners has many fuming. 68 million Gallons should go to the residents and the city. With zero going to Sharon Heights CC. Why is it that the city of Palo Alto sites prioritizes their similar water reserve construction asSafety in the event of a water main break, earthquake, it's residents and city emergency crews as the primary rational for its decision. Menlos is for CC Golf Course watering which in ter with their fertilizing returns highly altered water into our water table?

Maybe it is time for some community action and involvement.


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Posted by Central Menlo
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 10, 2011 at 6:32 am

I am curious what the City Council and staff have calculated as the cost savings to the city, residents and community, by drilling a well and diverting 100% of the well water for community benefit (watering parks, purifying for drinking, etc.).

Expect that the cost savings would be substantial...in particular when the specific cost of avoiding 4 miles of pipeline are considered (plus the visual benefit by avoiding 4 miles of paved trenchline in our streets).

Does anyone have a link or copy of this report?

Which city staff members are responsible for this project (for that matter, which city council members asked that the project be studied)?


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