Counties are in a frenzy of ridiculous excuses and efforts to keep the remaining counties in Arkansas from simply answering the call from Washington to submit a comment about properly defining “navigable waters” so this country can once again let the states and local governments take care of their own business without oppressive federal intrusion.
Elected officials, you need to consider the repercussions of the voters’ wrath when they find out you refused to do your duty in this matter that will have a huge effect on whether or not they must submit to federal oppression of their most basic freedoms and liberties of property ownership and use. How foolish are the officials who try to influence or prevent the JP from fulfilling their obligation and duty to the people of the Arkansas counties?
Secure Arkansas will be checking-in and reporting the results of ALL our 75 counties and who took action and those that just sat on the sidelines and refused to protect the people in their county!
Why was the critical deadline date of Monday, June 19, 2017 (at midnight) neglected by most of our counties? Who is responsible? Is it possible that the bureaucratic agencies of our state are already so “financially” engaged with the Obama agenda, that it will not be “convenient” for them to back out of multi-million dollar federal deals which are advancing on us – deals that were dependent on an extremely progressive administration being in office to push them through?… but NOW our elected officials have been given an opportunity to participate in this short comment period that EPA has opened — and it’s been given to our elected officials, not the general public, but through our local and state government to be OUR VOICE for water rights and to send in their comments. JPs have an obligation to represent their districts.
That’s why YOU, Arkansans, are responsible for contacting them. Remember, Secure Arkansas has already notified our state legislature and many local governments about the EPA deadline, but still, many JPs do NOT even know anything about it!
Will your county quorum court be intimidated by their county judge, or a bureaucrat, or someone else, to NOT do their duty and respond to the Executive Order from the president and the EPA’s call for action???
Remember, it is NOT Secure Arkansas who is asking for substantive comments regarding each county’s stand on the definition of “navigable waters” under the Waters of the U.S. rule — it is the EPA and the President who are asking! Those counties which FAIL TO ACT to DEFINE “navigable waters” will have it done for them by the EPA!
Counties can help protect their water rights by passing this resolution in their quorum court meeting ON OR BEFORE Monday, June 19, 2017. We all know that quorum courts CAN and often DO take steps to get around agendas and other scheduling conflicts to get a job done IF THEY WANT TO DO SO. Make sure that after the resolution is passed to email a copy of the signed file copy of the resolution to EPA at CWAwotus@epa.gov Also, any state, city or county official can make a comment individually or on their own.
Don’t leave it to chance!
Contact your JP and county judge NOW!
Time is running out!
Monday night at midnight, this constitutional process closes!
Many quorum courts will meet Monday night, June 19, 2017. If they have already had their monthly meeting, they could call a special session to pass this resolution.
One local resident even placed an ad in the Saline County Courier to make their local government aware of the June 19, 2017 deadline regarding EPA’s request for substantive comments about the definition of “navigable waters” pertaining to the “Waters of the U.S.” rule for Saline County.
From what we can tell, these counties’ Quorum Courts meet on the 3rd Monday of each month (which would be Monday, June 19, 2017): Saline, Bradley, Crawford, Cross, Grant, Jefferson, and Miller… BUT you’ll want to call your county courthouse to be certain. At the time of this alert, we simply didn’t have time to check ALL of the counties.
The Saline County Quorum Court is holding their meeting Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Many county websites and even www.arkansas.gov are NOT posting information regarding quorum court meetings, so you’ll want to check online or call your county courthouse to see when YOUR county’s quorum court has their next meeting!
Again, we want to thank the eight counties that took action immediately when they were made aware of the EPA deadline.
Shown below are the resolutions which have already been passed in 8 counties in Arkansas:
Attention JP’s! Included, for your convenience, is a form for an official comment for Justices of the Peace to act independently IF your quorum courts are failing to act collectively. Arkansans, you may download this form and take it to your JP if in doubt that the whole quorum court will act in time before Monday. If desired, the JP may obtain the county clerk’s seal or notary public seal on his signature.
Keep in mind, JPs — you may use the official comment form (linked above) to submit your comments to the EPA: simply print it off, date it, sign it, and include your district number, and then you can take a picture of it with your cell phone and email it directly to the EPA at CWAwotus@epa.gov — right from your phone ON or BEFORE midnight, Monday, June 19, 2017.
**If just ONE JP IN EACH COUNTY will do his job, it could be the salvation of the whole county’s water rights down the road!**
NOTE: if you live in another state you can rearrange things accordingly on the resolution. Arkansas residents are just trying to provide an example of the action we are taking with our state and local government.
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