© Boerne Citizens Against Truck Stops Stop Boerne City Council From Annexing 28 Acres For Flying J Truck Stop A Truck Stop on Main Street? The Pilot Flying J has plans to build a truck stop right on N. Main Street.  A new group has been formed called Boerne Citizens Against Truck Stops with the purpose of informing area citizens about this issue and stopping this truck stop from being built in Boerne.  Please join us in supporting sensible stewardship of the City of Boerne and the surrounding areas. It is imperative that all concerned  area citizens (especially those who live in Boerne city limits) convince the Boerne City Council members to vote to delay or deny the current proposed annexation of the property located on Main St (aka: 34 Shooting Club Rd) in order to first add a Truck Stop Specific Ordinance to Boerne’s Zoning Ordinance.  You can help by signing the petition and sending the City Council Members an email voicing your concerns at: ccouncil@ci.boerne.tx.us  Please be courteous in your communications.  Link to petition: http://www.stoptruckstop.com/petition.htm Before you dismiss this issue strongly consider some of the concerns many of our area citizens have expressed: AREA WATER CONCERNS-according to various reports from the EPA and 5 State Attorney Generals, Pilot Flying J has a history of lack of corporate responsibility, transparency when it comes to groundwater, run off pollution, fuel leaks, surface water and drinking water contamination.   While this property may be located far away from your home or business consider that it sits 300 ft from Cibolo Creek and nearly the entire city population is downstream from it.  This truck stop will also use an enormous  amount of our water that is already restricted to area with more drought expected. IMPACT OF INCREASED TRAFFIC TO OUR AREA-The Flying J plans to build a facility that can service 1,000 or more trucks per day that will be going in and out of our city daily.  This added traffic could cause increased traffic congestion and safety concerns as some people that use the north exit will avoid it making other roadways more congested.   AIR AND NOISE POLLUTION-According to www.EPA.gov “Idling trucks emit significant amounts of pollution including carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, volatile organic compounds, poisonous carbon monoxide and other particulate matter.” It has also been identified that diesel particulate matter is a toxic air contaminate linked to increased illnesses such as lung cancer and asthma.  Flying J plans to install 90 spaces for idling overnight trucks. More trucks may park in surrounding areas if full like is already happening at the new truck stop in Comfort at night. Truck stops are very loud places and this would greatly affect the daily lives of the many folks that live and work in extremely close proximity to this proposed facility. THE REAL POSSIBLITY OF INCREASED CRIME TO OUR AREA-Consider the alarming rate of well documented crime that occurs at truck stops including; child sex trafficking, adult prostitution, murders, drug dealing/use, assault and other violent crimes.  In fact the FBI states that “There is a disturbing subculture occurring at truck stops.”   They also state that “Child Sex Traffickers are attracted to truck stops to market their product.”  And lastly according to the FBI a string of serial murders is linked to long haul truck drivers. The agency currently has over 500 unsolved cases of murder occurring on highways and have already arrested over 25 of these killers.  Again according to the FBI, “Long haul trucking is attractive to individuals inclined to kill due to lack of supervision and access to victims.”  The brand new truck stop in Comfort has already had 79 service calls according to the Kendall Co Sheriff’s office. The vast majority of truckers are honest people just making a living and many truckers are concerned for their own safety at truck stops according to comments made by concerned truckers on websites.  Here are some places that you can go to inform yourselves about these topics: www.FBI.gov, www.TIME.com, www.USA Today.com, www.woai.com.  Just type in “Truck Stops” in the search bar to find more information.  Do we really want to bring even the possibility of this type of crime to our city just 3 minutes from 2 of our schools? It is our position that the many risks associated with a truck stop in our town far outweigh any economic benefit.   Proposed Location Click On Map To Enlarge
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ALERT Boerne City Council Meeting Tuesday, Feb 12th, 2013 6:00 PM Municipal Court Offices at 124 Old San Antonio Road --------------------------------- We need as many city residents to speak as possible. Contact Information Toni Anne Dashiell  Boerne, TX  78006 210-467-2526 Chris Godsey Boerne, Tx 78006 830-249-0262
Truck Stop Fight IS NOT Over! Stop annexation of property until City corrects the omission of specific truck stop ordinances.... Click on “Urgent Update” below for more information.
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