UPDATE 3/19 (CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO WATCH VIDEO AND SEE BOLD UPDATE - ABOVE UPDATE #5)
A developer named KB Homes Lone Star plans to create a subdivision called Shoreline Park on a 90 acre piece of land on the south shore of Boerne City Lake accessed from Ranger Creek Road. The developer plans to build 360 homes on this 90 acre site in addition to roads and a park along the lake shore.
Boerne's PRO-DEVELOPMENT, FULL SPEED AHEAD, BOERNE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS stance needs to adjust. Protect our water and stand up to the corporations that put profits before the citizens.
By signing this petition, you are asking the Boerne City Council and the Kendall County Commissioners to protect Boerne City Lake and the Upper Cibolo Creek from the negative impacts of irresponsible development. Demand that Upper Cibolo Creek Watershed is SAVED!
Update (3/2019): We have engaged multiple state officials as well as other environmental government agencies to help us limit the high density that is planned for the lake and protect our water.
No matter what engineering stop gaps they are planning for storm water runoff, ANY one of our yearly rain events will quickly overwhelm their token gestures and fill our beautiful lake with all of the pesticides, fertilizer and pet excrement. This will all drain into our public water supply.
Since this land is in an ETJ, KB Lone Star has filled in all the blanks and has the RIGHT to build as much as they want on this property. However, their "RIGHT" to do so DOES NOT make it "RIGHT". They will cheerfully destroy this treasured resource, call it good business, bank the bucks and move-on while setting a precedent for BIG DEVELOPMENT over a protected watershed.
Cities have rights to protect their watershed! (Attorney General Opinion - but not a law yet.)
If new homes must be developed here, DEMAND that the lot sizes are changed to Estate Sized Lots and not Residential Lots, do not remove protective barrier vegetation, 100+ year- old oaks, as well as create a substantial buffer zone between the homes and Boerne City Lake.
Demand that the USDA has evaluated the new development has not added more pressure to the earthen Boerne City Dam which is classified a HIGH HAZARD dam. This dam has breached twice in the last 20 years. Another breach with more water headed its way after a rain could be disastrous for the downstream citizens of the City of Boerne.
Please click on link on the Google form (below) to provide your email - we will need you to help us notify officials of this disaster.
THIS IS OUR ALAMO... we all know how that turned out, but the founders did not have as many angry reinforcements through this petition and social media. It is an entirely different battlefield now. Make your voice be heard.