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Water well for Sharon Heights Golf Club - BAD IDEA

From: domainremoved <Lisa>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 15:13:35 -0700

Hello,

My husband and I are both concerned citizens who are writing to let you
know that we think the proposal of a well in Nealon Park or Lyle Park for
purposes of irrigating a private country club in Sharon Heights is just
all-around a bad idea, especially in this time of drought and water
shortages. I am sure the members of this private club are quite wealthy
and can find another way to fund their hobby rather than stealing water
from central Menlo Park neighborhoods and causing damage to our local
environment, ground subsidence etc. I'm shocked that they would even
suggest such a thing.

We agree with the points of view expressed here:

http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/04/02/editorial-golf-course-water-well-still-a-bad-idea

"The EQC does not support pursuing a MOU for the proposed Sharon Heights
Golf & Country Club well project due to the concerns over the impact of the
potential project (i.e. depletion of local community drinking water
resources, ground subsidence as a result of water extraction, damage to
plants, trees, and animals from reduced aquifer water supply, and saltwater
intrusion from the Bay) and other projects similar in nature, that withdraw
water from the region's aquifer, which is a limited public and
environmental resource."

Thank you for your consideration on this matter, which I believe is coming
before the Council very soon. We certainly hope this plan does not come to
pass!

Best regards,

Lisa & Steve Golden
927 Roble Ave.
Menlo Park
Received on Fri May 30 2014 - 15:11:23 PDT

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