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Bundy Hill Off Road
November 3rd, 2009, 03:36 PM
There will be a Planning Commission Meeting for Somerset Township on November 10th, 2009. @ 7:00pm
The purpose of this meeting is to hear public comment in regards to the newly drafted ORV Park Ordnance that will allow Bundy Hill Off Road Park to obtain it's permanent operating permit. The results of this meeting will influence the Boards decision on adopting that Ordinance.
Currently, Bundy Hill is operating with a Temporary Permit for the rest of the season.

We are inviting you to attend this meeting, as a show of support for the park. We need to convince the Township Board that by passing this ordinance, it will be good for the community of Somerset Township. They need to be assured that we have a setting to ride that is professionally operated, safe, and family oriented. The Township Board also needs to understand that this park is not only good for the Township, but for the States of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana also. Numbers will speak volumes on this one!
We would love to see the parking lot of the Township Hall full of Jeeps, Crawlers, and Buggies as the Board Members arrive for the meeting.

This cannot and will not be a Lynch Mob type meeting. It is for public comment only. That means if someone opposes it, they have that right to do so, and they move on.
We will have the opportunity to speak, and when we get the floor, we state our positives in support of the park, and we move on.
There are going to be neighbors that are going to speak out in opposition of the park, so don't take offense to it.
There are neighbors that are also going to speak up in support as well!
If you think you would like to speak on behalf of your Club or Organization in support of the issue, please contact me (PM) and I will add you to the list that we will be giving the Board. We have lined up folks from several Off Road Organizations, to speak on our behalf. After the all of our scheduled speakers have presented there support, then we will have time for the floor to speak were you (The 4x4 community) can make your statements and be heard as well.
Please understand that we need to keep this orderly, and professional at all times.

We would like to thank everyone that has been out to the park, and attended the meetings in the past.
As well, we would like to say a huge Thank You, if you can attend the meeting on November 10th. @ 7:00pm.
We understand that Somerset Township is not right around the corner from most of you, and we really appreciate your support and commitment to the park.
Please look for updates about the meeting on our web site: www.bundyhilloffroad.com


Thanks,
Owners & Staff of Bundy Hill Off Road Park.

517-917-0493
bundyhilloffrroad@yahoo.com

Location:
12715 E. Chicago Rd.,
Somerset Center, MI

Meeting Time:
7:00pm, but we would like to see everyone there at 6:30pm if possible.

sumpter1
November 4th, 2009, 09:34 AM
For those that cannot attend...can we send/email letters? If so who do we send them to?

Jarhead
November 4th, 2009, 02:24 PM
Good post Ed, see you there.

Bundy Hill Off Road
November 4th, 2009, 03:32 PM
For those that cannot attend...can we send/email letters? If so who do we send them to?

If anyone would like to drop the Somerset Township Supervisor a line, and tell him you're in Support of the New ORV Ordinance, here is his contact info.

Don Figiel, Supervisor:

supervisor@somersettownship.org

zjrick
November 4th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Would this be at the firebarn, cop shop with the baseball field behind it?

92xj
November 4th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Would this be at the firebarn, cop shop with the baseball field behind it?

thats the spot:thumb:

calvynandhobbs
November 5th, 2009, 11:30 AM
I just sent a letter since I will not be able to attend.

Bundy Hill Off Road
November 9th, 2009, 11:57 AM
A couple of the Board Members of the Somerset Township Planning Commission came out to the Park yesterday. They were given Jeep tours of the whole place. It was a great day for them to visit, because they had the biggest crowd to date to observe. It was a good sample of what the Park has to offer, and how everyone uses it.
I think they were impressed on how well it's being used by everyone, and how safe people were being. We took them around to show them what impact the Park was having on our neighbors and what we have done to help solve issues that have been brought up. (Noise, and Dust ect..) We also had the opportunity to show them the economic impact that we have made on Somerset Township.
I thank them for taking the time to come out and really see what goes on.
Hopefully they vote accordingly on Tuesday, based on what they witnessed on Sunday.

Meeting Tuesday Evening 7:00pm, be there at 6:30pm for the Jeep Parade into the parking lot of Somerset Township Hall!

Thanks!

cruiserjg
November 9th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Good to hear ED.:woot:

I am coming down tomarow to the meating.

See you there
Jeremy

Creative Fab
November 9th, 2009, 04:43 PM
A couple of the Board Members of the Somerset Township Planning Commission came out to the Park yesterday. They were given Jeep tours of the whole place. It was a great day for them to visit, because they had the biggest crowd to date to observe. It was a good sample of what the Park has to offer, and how everyone uses it.
I think they were impressed on how well it's being used by everyone, and how safe people were being. We took them around to show them what impact the Park was having on our neighbors and what we have done to help solve issues that have been brought up. (Noise, and Dust ect..) We also had the opportunity to show them the economic impact that we have made on Somerset Township.
I thank them for taking the time to come out and really see what goes on.
Hopefully they vote accordingly on Tuesday, based on what they witnessed on Sunday.

Meeting Tuesday Evening 7:00pm, be there at 6:30pm for the Jeep Parade into the parking lot of Somerset Township Hall!

Thanks!

:thumb::thumb::thumb:

phittie1100
November 9th, 2009, 11:18 PM
A number of years ago I had to get a zoning variance for an addition to my house. The folks that were the best prepared for that hearing were the ones who had actually done their homework, and had actually come by to see what we were really asking for. Those were the folks that voted my project through, hopefully your visitors will do the same for you.

I can't get out of work in time to make it - good luck tomorrow!

junk90xj
November 10th, 2009, 01:03 PM
ill be there for sure.

see ya there

Jarhead
November 10th, 2009, 03:33 PM
A couple of the Board Members of the Somerset Township Planning Commission came out to the Park yesterday. They were given Jeep tours of the whole place. It was a great day for them to visit, because they had the biggest crowd to date to observe. It was a good sample of what the Park has to offer, and how everyone uses it.
I think they were impressed on how well it's being used by everyone, and how safe people were being. We took them around to show them what impact the Park was having on our neighbors and what we have done to help solve issues that have been brought up. (Noise, and Dust ect..) We also had the opportunity to show them the economic impact that we have made on Somerset Township.
I thank them for taking the time to come out and really see what goes on.
Hopefully they vote accordingly on Tuesday, based on what they witnessed on Sunday.

Meeting Tuesday Evening 7:00pm, be there at 6:30pm for the Jeep Parade into the parking lot of Somerset Township Hall!

Thanks!

I have to commend you all for doing all the right things to try and help make this a reality.

See you tonight.

knaffie
November 10th, 2009, 10:08 PM
Just got back, so hereí s my quick report.

Thank you very much to everybody who attended, and especially those who spoke up with their comments. The comments lasted an entire hour straight. Had more people shown up, I donít know that there would have been time to hear them all. There were very strong feels and comments from both sides.

I think the positive opinions representing the ORV / ATV community were very well voiced and all aspects that needed to be considered were mentioned. The committee certainly has a lot to consider now.

Those opposed cited noise as their #1 reason, and honestly, they didnít have much else. I think the supporting side did a great job of answering their concerns for the noise.

I did what I could and spoke my peace, and hopefully it did some good. I was even surprised when my wife stood up and said a few words.

I could write for 2 pages straight with more details, but it probably doesnít matter at this point in the game. This battle is far from over. If I recall correctly, this was simply the planning committee, and they only have the power to forward these comments to a board of directors, that will ultimately issue or not issue the zoning ordinance.

Iíll be there to support whatever happens in the near future. The board has my number if they wish to contact me for further support.

WhiteRhino
November 11th, 2009, 07:42 AM
Knaffie,
I think you pretty much covered it. There was so much I wanted to say and give some responses to others but the format of these meetings doesn't allow it. BTW, I enjoyed listening to your wife more than you.:lmao:

I think it boils down to this, if they want to maintain their quaint little community, the park will struggle. If they want to bring in dollars to the community, they will allow the park.

knaffie
November 11th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Nobody enjoys listening to me babble, but I do anyway. :blahblah:

I was really surprised when my wife stood up. She really did have a great point about the noise that nobody else really hit on. Until you can measure and quantify it, everything said is useless opinions. Everybody's opinion about what is loud, annoying, inappropriate, acceptable, etc. is going to be different. I'm sure once they get the appropriate equipment in place, they'll soon find that the noise generated by the park is no louder than semis, Harleys, lawnmowers, and many other things that they have been living with for years. Even if its acceptable, they can set goals and be able to measure the improvement.

sumpter1
November 11th, 2009, 08:40 AM
Thanks to those that attended.

92xj
November 11th, 2009, 09:02 AM
its was a bigger turn out from the other meetings. when the guy from the board talked about how he was out there and seen nothing but good was a good touch.

cruiserjg
November 11th, 2009, 10:43 AM
I would like to say thanks to all that drove from out of town. That shows the commitment you have for helping our sport.:yourock: We all need to work togeather to keep the sport alive.

Jarhead
November 11th, 2009, 05:56 PM
I to would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU To All that took time out of their busy schedule to attend last nightís meeting.

Bundy Hill Off Road
November 11th, 2009, 08:56 PM
First off, I'm sorry this took so long to get posted today.

Just wanted to say Thank You to all that attended and supported Bundy Hill at the Township Meeting last night. We greatly appreciate all that was said on behalf of the park. We didn't come out feeling defeated, but I also didn't feel like we needed to be pumping our fists in the air in victory either. It's still a long road ahead, but I think we can do it, with lot's of communication and more hard work.


Again Thank You All,
The Staff & Owners of Bundy Hill Off Road.

joe_jeep
November 12th, 2009, 05:41 PM
we are all behind ya 100 percent!

T-way
November 12th, 2009, 07:54 PM
I wasn't there, but I support ya in spirit!!!

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