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TAKE ACTION TOMORROW: Send Frisco some LOVE in a Community Valentine – Show up and show support at Planning & Zoning Commission meeting!

YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED TOMORROW NIGHT to show support for the Frisco city staff’s recommendation to deny Exide Technologies’ applications for a preliminary site plan and final plat. This meeting and your presence and voices of support are key to building and strengthening the local community movement to demonstrate that Exide and its lead smelting operations are not compatible with today’s Frisco, nor will it be in the future. The outcome of this meeting is a very important step on the path to amortization.

The Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow – Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 – at Frisco City Hall. Here is copy of the agenda, and the Exide-related matters are Items #12 and #13.

Last month, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to deny Exide’s vested rights petition, which would have allowed the lead smelter to operate under now-outdated zoning laws that were in existence more than five decades ago in the 60s. Exide appealed the P&Z Commissions’ vote to the Frisco City Council, which voted unanimously at its last meeting to deny the appeal.

To adhere to current zoning laws, the city requires Exide to submit a specific use permit (SUP) for its miscellaneous hazardous industrial use. But Exide has refused to adhere to the Frisco’s current zoning laws, according to city staff. In addition, Exide also has refused to address staff comments on the preliminary site plan unless the city agrees to waive the SUP requirement. The city says it will require approval of the preliminary site plan before there will be a final plat approval.

You can download and read the Frisco city staff memo on Exide’s preliminary site plan here.

And you can download and read the city staff memo on Exide’s proposed final plat here.

Please share this and make plans to be at City Hall tomorrow night to send a community Valentine and to show some love for Frisco!

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