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May 19, 2016: Regular Scheduled Meeting Agenda

By on May 15, 2016

Preserving Lake Greenwood

Serving Laurens, Greenwood, and Newberry Counties

Preserving and restoring the quality of Lake Greenwood for current and future generations through education and advocacy.

Community Action Needed

Attend meetings to learn about and comment on issues concerning Lake Greenwood

Monthly Meetings on 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

Held at Commission of Public Works, 121 West Court Avenue, Greenwood, SC

(864) 942-8100

1-877-662-3360

Website:  www.preservinglakegreenwood.org

Facebook Link:  Preserving Lake Greenwood/Facebook.com

Next Meeting

Thursday – May 19, 2016

Agenda:   We will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the CPW board room as last month. Presentation by Grant Blair on his solar power set up on the lake, water sampling for May ( Tom ), Laurens County turkey farm issue ( Chris ), Lake Master Plan progress ( Bob ),  CPW bill with PLG educational sheet ( Craig or Debi ),  Proposed PLG bumper sticker (Craig or Debi ),  the Bob Brewer report (Walker ), PLG goals ( Walt ), Camp Fellowship summer plans ( Kevin )  Walt will preside.

Craig Stuckey, Chairman

Follow-up on Laurens County turkey farm issue by Claude Blakely on May 12 to PLG Board

May 12 (3 days ago)

to baumandg

Mr. Bauman,

Thank you for bringing this proposed poultry farm to our attention. After researching the proposed project, we have identified the following statistics:

1) The facility would not be in the floodplain, but actually across the street and somewhat fairly well-removed from Rabun Creek or any tributaries.

2) The proposed operation will meet (exceed) all buffer and setback requirements, in some cases well beyond what is required

3) There is a plan to install NRCS practice 342 for Critical Area Planting to control erosion on 1.5 acres. We are not sure why this is necessary since there are no lagoons or land applications proposed for manure. We emailed the DHEC representative to ask.

4) We also asked about the manure broker only taking the 1,440 tons of manure away once/year. Seems like it should be more frequent.

5) The manure broker will be required to do a “clean-out” once/year that requires a spray pressure of 200 psi at a rate of 10 gallons per minute using about 10 gallons per 1,000 sq. ft. That’s a lot of water so we also inquired about that. In addition, cleaning feed tanks uses a solution of 50% chlorine and water, which is pretty high.

6) This project should not create a threat for Lake Greenwood.

Thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention.

On Wed, 11 May, 2016 at 9:51 PM, Doug Bauman <baumandg@prtcnet.com> wrote:

To: cblakely@prtcnet.com

Claude

Preserving Lake Greenwood member

I am writing as a resident on Ekom Beach Rd in Laurens county to make you aware of DHEC Public Notice 16-043-A (attached).  The permit is to build a 6 barn poultry farm with a total live weight of over a million pounds.  Details of the permit itself note 236,000 birds at any one time.  This facility adjoins Rabon Creek which is a direct branch of Lake Greenwood.  The facility will be located about 5 miles upstream of the east branch of Lake Greenwood.

You can use the Laurens county GIS map and the Parcel ID below to pinpoint the location.

http://www.laurenscountygis.org/LaurensGIS/

Parcel ID is 236-00-00-001

DHEC has requested comments by May 25.

We urge you to provide comments in writing to:

William P Chaplin

SC DHEC, Bureau of Water

Industrial, Agricultural and Storm Water Permitting Division

2600 Bull Street

Columbia, SC  29201

I urge you to make your homeowners aware of this concern and please relay to all other homeowner associations on Lake Greenwood.  Please also contact your local environmental group and public officials.

SC House of Representatives                          SC Senate

Mike Pitts                                                        Danny Verdin

327C Blatt Bldg                                               404 Gressette Bldg

Columbia, SC  29201                                       Columbia SC  29201

Laurens Phone 864-923-2925                         Laurens Phone 864-984-4129

CLAUDE W BLAKELY

May 12 (3 days ago)
to baumandg

Mr. Bauman,

Thank you for bringing this proposed poultry farm to our attention. After researching the proposed project, we have identified the following statistics:

1) The facility would not be in the floodplain, but actually across the street and somewhat fairly well-removed from Rabun Creek or any tributaries.

2) The proposed operation will meet (exceed) all buffer and setback requirements, in some cases well beyond what is required

3) There is a plan to install NRCS practice 342 for Critical Area Planting to control erosion on 1.5 acres. We are not sure why this is necessary since there are no lagoons or land applications proposed for manure. We emailed the DHEC representative to ask.

4) We also asked about the manure broker only taking the 1,440 tons of manure away once/year. Seems like it should be more frequent.

5) The manure broker will be required to do a “clean-out” once/year that requires a spray pressure of 200 psi at a rate of 10 gallons per minute using about 10 gallons per 1,000 sq. ft. That’s a lot of water so we also inquired about that. In addition, cleaning feed tanks uses a solution of 50% chlorine and water, which is pretty high.

6) This project should not create a threat for Lake Greenwood.

Thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention.

On Wed, 11 May, 2016 at 9:51 PM, Doug Bauman <baumandg@prtcnet.com> wrote:

To: cblakely@prtcnet.com

Claude

Preserving Lake Greenwood member

I am writing as a resident on Ekom Beach Rd in Laurens county to make you aware of DHEC Public Notice 16-043-A (attached).  The permit is to build a 6 barn poultry farm with a total live weight of over a million pounds.  Details of the permit itself note 236,000 birds at any one time.  This facility adjoins Rabon Creek which is a direct branch of Lake Greenwood.  The facility will be located about 5 miles upstream of the east branch of Lake Greenwood.

You can use the Laurens county GIS map and the Parcel ID below to pinpoint the location.

http://www.laurenscountygis.org/LaurensGIS/

Parcel ID is 236-00-00-001

DHEC has requested comments by May 25.

We urge you to provide comments in writing to:

William P Chaplin

SC DHEC, Bureau of Water

Industrial, Agricultural and Storm Water Permitting Division

2600 Bull Street

Columbia, SC  29201

I urge you to make your homeowners aware of this concern and please relay to all other homeowner associations on Lake Greenwood.  Please also contact your local environmental group and public officials.

SC House of Representatives                          SC Senate

Mike Pitts                                                        Danny Verdin

327C Blatt Bldg                                               404 Gressette Bldg

Columbia, SC  29201                                       Columbia SC  29201

Laurens Phone 864-923-2925                         Laurens Phone 864-984-4129

Lake Greenwood

Apr 21, 2016: Meeting Minutes

By on April 28, 2016

Preserving Lake Greenwood Serving Laurens, Greenwood, and Newberry Counties Preserving and restoring the quality of Lake Greenwood for current and future generations through education and advocacy. Preserving Lake Greenwood Minutes April 21, 2016 Attendees:  Grant Blair, Joanne Hochheimer, Tom Hochheimer,

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Apr 21, 2016: Regular Meeting 1:30 pm CPW Meeting Room

By on April 17, 2016

Preserving Lake Greenwood Serving Laurens, Greenwood, and Newberry Counties Preserving and restoring the quality of Lake Greenwood for current and future generations through education and advocacy. Community Action Needed Attend meetings to learn about and comment on issues concerning Lake

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Mar 17, 2016: Meeting Minutes

By on April 6, 2016

Preserving Lake Greenwood Serving Laurens, Greenwood, and Newberry Counties Preserving and restoring the quality of Lake Greenwood for current and future generations through education and advocacy. Preserving Lake Greenwood Minutes March 17, 2016 Attendees:  Grant Blair, Joanne Hochheimer, Tom Hochheimer,

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Feb 18, 2016: Meeting Minutes

By on February 24, 2016

  Preserving Lake Greenwood Serving Laurens, Greenwood, and Newberry Counties Preserving and restoring the quality of Lake Greenwood for current and future generations through education and advocacy. Minutes February 18, 2016 Attendees: Grant Blair, Joanne Hochheimer, Tom Hochheimer, Bob Brewer,