March 14, 2002
Jack M. Epps
Dear Mr. Epps:
You recently left flyers announcing a neighborhood meeting for Thursday night, March 14, to discuss your development ideas for the SE corner of 159th and Metcalf. You left these flyers on Monday night in Blue Valley Riding and on Tuesday night in Willowbend and Steck Plantation neighborhoods.
Although we appreciate your attempt to schedule a meeting, there are several aspects of this attempt that were unacceptable:
1. You reserved the room on February 6 for a March 14 meeting, but waited until 5 weeks later, the evening of March 11, to tape the first notices to mailboxes. Giving 2 to 3 days notice is a poor first gesture to begin neighborhood communications;
2. You scheduled the meeting on the first day of Spring break, when many families are taking vacation;
3. You called this a "Neighborhood Meeting" without identifying yourself as the organizer of the meeting, leaving many with the impression this was sponsored by neighborhoods. We have been largely able to correct that misimpression.
We understand you are proposing:
Given the magnitude of what you are proposing, far more neighbors than just the few people within 1,000 feet of the development need to be informed of your plans. We will help you to do so. We look forward to working with you to re-schedule your meeting.
Dick Blaisdell, Gayle Schloemer
President, Wynnefield President, Blue Valley Riding
Greg Lundstrom Jeff Svilarich
Board/Corporate Affairs, Brittany Park President, Willowbend
Mary Pennington Bret Pilney
President, Green Meadows President, Creekside
President, Sylvan Lake