Sanford Tollette speaks out against planned development | Arkansas Blog

Friday, April 22, 2016

Sanford Tollette speaks out against planned development

Posted By on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 4:30 AM

Sanford Tollette, the director of the Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp on the Little Maumelle River, has made this video asking the public to help him stop The Trails development on Kanis Road. 

The Trails developer, Wayne "Oz" Ritchie, plans to install a sewage treatment plant, with two sewer ponds, at the development's southwest corner with a spillway into Fletcher Creek, which meets the Little Maumelle a mile and a quarter downstream. Neighbors along Kanis are fighting the development, which will put 266 homes on 154 acres fronting the two-lane Kanis.   

"Whose going to let us know?" if there's a discharge of tainted water, Tollette asks; he doubts the landowner will. "This worries like I've never been worried before," Tollette says. "We're going to build critical mass ... we're going to fight."

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