March 2007 flyer #2
HOLLOW PROMISES without the facts to back them
- Benefits with no cost.
There is no free lunch! True more homes mean an increased
tax base. However, more homes also mean more population requiring
more services, such as police and fire protection, sewer and
water. We will not get additional benefits; any increase in tax
revenue would be needed to serve the new population.
- Approval of annexation will bring a
new supermarket and drug store. Be
realistic. There are at least eight supermarkets, a Costco and
four pharmacies within 7 miles of North Plains. Even a small
supermarket must gross $600,000 per week to break even. What
company would risk opening a store here?
- People in the proposed development
would not cause traffic congestion in North Plains because they
would use Jackson School Road. 2) The
new residents would shop in North Plains. Does this make
sense? The first statement is likely true because Jackson
School Road would be more convenient for them and closer to
shopping at Tanasbourne, Fred Meyer, WinCo and other shopping
centers to the East, while the second statement is optimistic, yet
- Hillsboro School District will
build a new school. Check the facts. Hillsboro
School District has an option to purchase land in the east
expansion area. However, no school is planned for the near future.
A bond measure would have to be approved by Hillsboro School
District voters in order to get the money to build a school.
- More fire protection.
Is this true? The fire station in North Plains is not the
North Plains Fire Department; it is part of the Washington County
Fire District II. Property tax dollars that go for fire protection
would go to the district, not North Plains directly.
A Note From the Danny Voils Family
We, along with many of your friends and neighbors in North Plains,
are proud members of NOPE. We are not outsiders, as annexation
proponents have claimed. The real outsiders include the out-of-state
developer, Polygon Northwest of Vancouver, Washington, and the two land
speculators who own the property on Jackson School and West Union
Citizens for Responsible Growth, the land-owner and developer-funded
group, has spent tens of thousands of dollars in an effort to persuade
YOU to give up everything that makes North Plains unique. Why are they
willing to do this? If they succeed, the return on their investment will
be enormous. Yet the landowners and developers don’t live here. They’re
outsiders who won’t be stuck with the consequences of their actions.
Our family and yours will be left with those unfortunate consequences.
Those of us in NOPE have spent our own money and valuable
time to write, print and mail fliers to tell you the other side of
the story. We have posted signs that we've made and bought to
show that we do not "buy" the claims made by the developer and
landowners. We love our town that much.
PLEASE HELP US SAVE OUR UNIQUE TOWN.
Please Vote NO on Measure 34-141.
Use the Official Ballot Drop-off Box in front of City
Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13,
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(Last updated 03/12/2007 10:00 PM)