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3/29 - Monthly TGA Mtg at Moran Library, 6-8pm

February 22nd, 2023

WHATS HAPPENING IN GLENROSE

Don't miss the March 29th
Glenrose Meeting
6-8pm, Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S Regal Rd.

CALENDAR


3/29 - Glenrose Assn. Mtg., 6-8pm, Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S Regal Rd

4/00 - Glenrose Assn. Annual Mtg., 6pm, Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S Regal Rd; In the planning stages

4/00 - Annual Glenrose Cleanup Day and Breakfast. Watch for more info coming soon

             

WOMEN'S CLUB
Women's Club Mtg., details to be announced.
For more information please contact Stephanie. You can email her at  Stephanie@hokanson.net or give her a call - 206-229-7563.

If you haven't joined/renewed your membership to TGA now is the time!

We appreciate your support as we stay GLENROSE STRONG! You can join online by clicking on this link - Membership, or by printing off this membership form - membership link, and mailing back to us.

FIREWISE INFO
Did the recent round of dry smoky weather catch your attention? Here is a check list for making your place more wildfire resistant.
1. Get a free assessment of your property. Click on this link -
Spokane Conservation District, to learn how.
2. Plan your projects in the late spring and summer.
3. Thin in late fall to early spring when the bark beetles are not flying and there is not a fire danger.
4. No fires when it is dry and hot. Click on this link-
Spokane Regional Clean Air, for burning rules and restrictions.
5. Pat yourself on the back for your hardwork!

Click on the link below for latest tip on decks.

Ember Ignited Decks

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
As many of you are aware TGA has been running a statement ad in the S/R multiple times this month confirming the community's commitment to keeping Glenrose rural! On December 15th we had a full page ad with 630 petition names. If you didn't see it click on this link, FULL PAGE, to see the ad. If you signed the petition and aren't in the paper it is simply because of newspaper deadlines and when you signed the petition. We have now collected over 750 names of people supporting our cause to keep Glenrose rural


Click on image to see full rez ad

 

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

The 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 conferring with our attorney the Glenrose Association Board of Directors has decided to appeal this decision to Superior Court where we will have an entity that will give this case a totally unbiased look. The hearing examiner works for the planning department and unfortunately he generally finds for the county. At least in superior court we will have someone who will look at the facts of this case for what they are. Keep your fingers crossed. Our appeal will be filed by April 21, 2021.    

History of the Sports Complex

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.


1- TGA appealed the SEPA application on 2/26/20.
2- Our Attorneys filed their brief with the court on our mandamus case. It is a very interesting read and gets to the heart of the case. Click on this link -
WRIT OF MANDAMUS BRIEF, to read the brief and fully understand the implications of our case with Spokane County Planning Department.
2- A court date for our writ of mandamus case with the county has been set for 6/26/20. The public is suppose to be able to attend the hearing but due to the social distancing rules at the time it is hard to say what the court will do. As soon as we are notified we will send the community a notice but in the meantime save 6/26/20 at 3pm if you plan on attending the hearing and listen to the county's arguments as to why they shouldn't respond to our request.



SYSA  APPLIES FOR GRADING PERMIT
WITH
SPOKANE COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT

Notice of Application
County Lighting Code
Addendum to Adapt Existing SEPA- Unofficial Copy

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.

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.

We appreciate your support as we stay GLENROSE STRONG! You can join online by clicking on this link - Membership, or by printing off this membership form - membership link, and mailing back to us.

Thanks so much for your care and concern for our community!

How do you define Glenrose?


es this picture define our rural character? 
OR
Does the picture below?
(Artist rendition of proposed Sports Complex)

We'd love your feedback on the roads and traffic here in Glenrose
Click HERE to take our survey.

SAVE MARCH 29TH AND PLAN ON ATTENDING TGA MEETING
We have invited Matt Zarecor, Spokane County Road Engineer to speak at our monthly meeting on the state of our roads in and around Glenrose. Matt is in charge of the Department of Public Works which oversees all of the roads in Spokane County. We recently sent out a survey to the community giving residents an opportunity to submit questions or concerns for Matt to respond to as time allows during the meeting. If you did not see the survey and would like to respond click on this link,
Survey, to access it. The survey will be open until Monday, March 6th, so please respond if you would like to get answers at the upcoming meeting.
 

Board of Director News
We are excited to welcome Camille Staack Miller on to our board of directors. Camille is part of an old time family living here in Glenrose. She brings many years of perspective to our board of  directors!
We are still operating without a president which has left the board with a host of challenges. We continue to work to get the position filled
 

Hiking in Glenrose Conservation Area
If you get a chance don't miss a beautiful hike overlooking Glenrose. The picture above is of Browne's Mountain. Below looking north you can see Mt Spokane in the distance. This time of year the trails can be icy so bring your ice cleats. They really work! You can get them at any of the local sporting goods stores. 

SPORTS COMPLEX NEWS

There is still no news from Lincoln County Superior Court on a date for our case to be heard before the court. In the meantime we continue to save money to pay our for our projected attorney costs when the case is tried. At our January monthly meeting there were a lot of questions about the case which is completely understandable in as much as it has been pending since 2008! If you have questions many of the answers are on our website. Click on this link, SPORTS COMPLEX INFO, to read about it.



 

Thru January, 2023 we are at 39% of our $15,000 goal. Thank you to all of you that have donated to the cause. If you haven't donated yet and can help us reach our goal we really appreciate it. We have two ways for folks to contribute to the cause. Click on this link, DONATION, and fill out the paper form and mail it back with your donation or use the online form. It will be much appreciated

WE ARE REACTIVATING OUR FIREWISE PROGRAM 
The National Fire Protection Association has a wonderful educational program to assist land owners in how to protect their homes and property against wildfire. Our Larry Hopkins is taking the lead in activating this program here in Glenrose. More information to follow on this but if you have any questions please reach out to Larry by clicking on this link, FIREWISE COORDINATOR. Click on this link, Gambling on Natural Disaster is a Losing Strategy, to read an interesting article on how you can be proactive with your own home and property! There are all kinds of resources available to minimize the risk to your property. 

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

The 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 conferring with our attorney the Glenrose Association Board of Directors has decided to appeal this decision to Superior Court where we will have an entity that will give this case a totally unbiased look. The hearing examiner works for the planning department and unfortunately he generally finds for the county. At least in superior court we will have someone who will look at the facts of this case for what they are. Keep your fingers crossed. Our appeal will be filed by April 21, 2021.    

History of the Sports Complex

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.


1- TGA appealed the SEPA application on 2/26/20.
2- Our Attorneys filed their brief with the court on our mandamus case. It is a very interesting read and gets to the heart of the case. Click on this link -
WRIT OF MANDAMUS BRIEF, to read the brief and fully understand the implications of our case with Spokane County Planning Department.
2- A court date for our writ of mandamus case with the county has been set for 6/26/20. The public is suppose to be able to attend the hearing but due to the social distancing rules at the time it is hard to say what the court will do. As soon as we are notified we will send the community a notice but in the meantime save 6/26/20 at 3pm if you plan on attending the hearing and listen to the county's arguments as to why they shouldn't respond to our request.



SYSA  APPLIES FOR GRADING PERMIT
WITH
SPOKANE COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT

Notice of Application
County Lighting Code
Addendum to Adapt Existing SEPA- Unofficial Copy

 


IMPORTANT NOTICE

 If you haven't joined/renewed your membership to TGA now is the time!

We appreciate your support as we stay GLENROSE STRONG! You can join online by clicking on this link - Membership, or by printing off this membership form - membership link, and mailing back to us.

 

 

 

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