In Valley County we will soon be the proud receivers of an asphalt plant located along Highway 55. This plant will be located north of Cascade and south of Donnelly. By a 2-1 vote the planning and zoning approved the plant. So now we will have trucks traveling Highway 55 with crude oil. Payette River will certainly have a few trucks spill oil during the coming years. Gold Fork River will always have the potential of contamination and so will Cascade Lake.
Property values will drop like a rock and the 17 homeowners living next to this plant will most likely enjoy the view of the 100-foot silo in their backyard.
There is a commissioners’ meeting on July 18 at the courthouse in Cascade at 1 p.m. I urge everyone who can to attend so we can save our beautiful valley and way of life.
Donna Guyer, Donnelly