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Support charter school’s future site

As a resident of Squirrel Creek Road, I look forward to the arrival of the Yuba River Charter School in our neighborhood. The school has worked diligently to obtain funding to reclaim the land. That’s already a sign of neighborliness and good stewardship­ of the land restored without expense to the county.

How likely is it that this opportunity will come around again?

If the project is delayed too long, the funds will be lost, and the land will remain unusable. The school envisions orchards and gardens at a site that is aptly named Hell’s Half Acre. I would gladly see verdure in exchange for the barren edges of Adams Avenue. What could this do but improve the land, the air and the attractiveness of the neighborhood? I’ll take a manageable septic system any day over the toxic dump that is presently on the site.

I hope the planning commission will expedite the review so that we can soon say, “Welcome, Yuba River Charter School!”

Wendy-Marie Teichert

Grass Valley

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