Dates & Upcoming Events
WHATS HAPPENING IN GLENROSE
Are You Interested in Joining theTGA Board of Directors?
TGA BOARD POSITIONS OPENAre you interested in becoming more involved with TGA?
As was reported in August our case with Spokane County and SYSA has been remanded back to Lincoln County Superior Court. We are waiting to be assigned a date for when the case will be heard. In conferring with our attorney we have been told that it will cost about $20,000.00 to prepare the brief and present the case in court. We are reaching out to all of you, your friends, and champions of rural Glenrose to help us raise the funds. Donations are tax deductable and can be made on line or through the mail. Click on this link, DONATION, to make your donatiion to the effort.
Just a heads up that there have been reported break-ins and prowlings recently in the area. Thieves are seen on cameras coming in and trying garage side doors at night-taking stuff if unlocked; prowling vehicles to see if doors are unlocked in front of houses.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE DONATED TO THE CAUSE.
Link to ONLINE DONATION FORM
Link to MAIL-IN DONATION FORM
SPORTS COMPLEX NEWS
WE NEED YOUR SIGNATURE!
Composing a letter to the editor gets the word out to the general public in the county. With all the effort put into the letters to WRC why not re-purpose your letter and send it to the S/R. Everyone in the county and city needs to hear our message. Write a letter expressing your feelings today. Need some ideas? Click HERE to read what others have written. It will pay, guaranteed!
If you haven't joined/renewed your membership to TGA now is the time!
October Cider Pressing Party
October 8th, 2-6pm
1. Bring folding chairs for your clan. You'll have a much more
most importantly, be sure and bring your kids, grandkids, and
Morning Star Boys Ranch Celebration
On the last newsletter calendar we listed the "Caring for Kids" celebration at the Centennial Hotel on September 29th at 5:30pm. You are invited to attend. Click on this link, KIDS, to check out the details.
WHERE DOES RURAL LIVING FIT?
We were recently interviewed by the Journal of Business regarding the various developments occurring here in Glenrose and the impact they have on this area. The reporter, Erica Bullock, also interviewed a developer, and the CEO of the YMCA in the article. If you would like to read the full text, click on this link, Journal Article. For the interview we met Erica up on Thierman Rd. near the Glenrose Trailhead so we could look out over the Glenrose Community. While we were talking a number of walkers came by along with cars heading up to the trailhead parking area. I explained to Erica that Glenrose is not made up of a bunch of NIMBY's. It is an area that has real value for all of Spokane. People live here AND VISIT our community to enjoy some serenity in their lives. If they come in the evening, they can see the Milky Way, but any time of day we all share and enjoy the huge population of wildlife and we all appreciate a little open space where we can take a breath. What does that mean to you? If you agree with us that sensible growth with plenty of open space is critical to one's mental well-being support The Glenrose Association because that is why it exists. We are here to preserve the rural character of Glenrose for everyone!
SPORTS COMPLEX DEVELOPMENTS
One thing that was very clear during the interview mentioned above, if the proposed sports complex is allowed to be built in Glenrose it will forever change the face of the community. We challenge anyone who claims the development is remotely compatible with the area. The county planning department doesn't seem to care, the county commissioners are a no show, and the property owners are simply not good neighbors. They could care less what the impact their development has on the Glenrose Community. It is up to us who live here to be the good stewards of our community not only for us but for everyone in the county!We want to bring you up to date with our ongoing fight to prevent this development. If you recall our legal team filed our case in Lincoln County Superior Court rather than Spokane County. The right to file in an adjacent county has been a common practice for many years and was done to avoid any potential bias that may exist had our case been heard in Spokane County. The Spokane Youth Sports attorney challenged this action as being unconstitutional in the state of Washington. The Lincoln County Court agreed with SYSA, and we were forced to appeal to The Court of Appeals of The State of Washington Division III. Briefs have been submitted and the Court of Appeals will make their decision on April 29, 2022. We will learn our fate sometime after that
A quick update on our appeal to Superior Court. It was filed on April 14th, 2021. Initial hearing dates and case schedules are being worked out between the county attorney and our attorney, David Bricklin.
RECENT SPORTS COMPLEX NEWS
Spokane County Hearing Examiner, Mr. David Hubert, made his ruling. If you
recall we appealed the Planning Director's administrative interpretation
of the Sports Complex. The Planning Director, John Pederson, confirmed
that the proposed sports complex is a "Community Recreation Facility" and
therefore is allowed in our rural community. The Hearing Examiner agreed
with the planning director. To read his ruling click on this link,
Hearing Examiner Decision.
To the consternation of our attorney, our Glenrose legal committee, and
the entire Glenrose Association Board, neither the hearing examiner or the
planning director have been willing to look at what this proposed sports
complex actually is. Their position is that in our rural area the only
thing that is allowed is a community recreation facility so that is what
the proposed sports complex must be. For those of us that have followed
this case this line of thinking makes absolutely no sense!
After applying for a grading permit in early January and the County Planning Department asking for public comment through February 26th there have been no actions. The planning department is reviewing the comments but has not made a ruling on the project. That does not mean the TGA legal team has been dorment.
RECENT SPORTS COMPLEX TIMELINE
Hearing scheduled on our Writ of Mandamus Case. This can be attended by
the general public.
To read the Notice of Application click on this link - APPLICATION.
Folks this is your opportunity to let the county know your thoughts. Don't miss this opportunity to express your feelings.
April Is Renewal Month
Each year leading up to the annual meeting we ask for your support by joining/renewing THE GLENROSE ASSOCIATION. Click on the link - President's Message, to read President Bob Hyslop's Letter to kick off this years membership/donation drive. The message has a lot of information about future events but emphasizes the importance of supporting our community through your membership and donation.
You haven't had a chance to fill out your
Glenrose Membership application
yet? You can now do it online! Click on this link
to our website -
Do you like the new sign at the corner of 37th & Glenrose? If you would like one of your own to mount on your fence they can be had for $174.08. Click on this link - SIGN INFORMATION, for details.
Help Glenrose renew our FIREWISE STATUS. If you have performed work on your property or had work hired done click on this link - Firewise Form, fill it out and mail or email back to us. It will help us fulfill our $2 per capita per year requirement showing we have worked towards making our community Firewise.
Thanks so much for your care and concern for our community!
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