Friday, April 23, 2004

Monday, April 19, 2004 a group of about two dozen people met at the home of Leonard and Cheryl Heinzman. Attendees included farmers, neighbors and business owners, all residents of the Tittabawassee River floodplain area. We are some of the people who raised our families near the Tittabawassee River. We met with Michigan State Representatives Jim Howell, District 94 and John Moolenaar, District 98, Michigan Senator Mike Goschka, District 32 and Saginaw County Commissioner, Dr. Roger Kahn.

Len presided over the meeting, allowing for plenty of interaction between residents and political representatives. The meeting resulted in the decision that we need to form an organized group to dispel the fears and concerns being spread about the dangers of dioxins in our river floodplain. We will begin with a committee led by Leonard Heinzman and Shirley Salas, including several other residents and one State Representative. The committee will have a finite life with one purpose. When that purpose is accomplished, we will disperse.

Our mission is
  • Repeal the 'facility' designation affecting residential property along the Tittabawassee River floodplain by applying reason, good science and a minimum of obstructive emotion.

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