Verdi Rock Crushing Plant Update

Posted by Carole Fineberg – Sierra Canyon Owner

Have you heard there is a rock crushing plant (39 Ventures) planned for Verdi?  Are you aware what it will do to our community? Here are a few highlights:

  • Wind travels west to east and we here in Somersett and Del Webb are directly in line for dirt, debris, dust, rock chips and radon (in the rock) blowing right through our community.
  • Verdi is a sleepy, little rural neighborhood where we dine, shop, gamble, go to the post office, hike and picnic. Is this really a suitable location for a rock crushing plant?
  • The Truckee River runs right through Verdi. What will our City look like with a rock crushing plant dropping dirt, dust, debris in it and carrying it into downtown and beyond?
  • What about the noise factor?  I can imagine crushing rocks being noiseless.  Again, rural Verdi doesn’t deserve that kind of industry.
  • What about traffic on that little 2-lane road all through Verdi?
  • 39 Ventures is asking for a special use permit allowing them to operate from 11 pm to 6 am.  You read that right: they want to operate 24/7.

It is my understanding that this has gotten this far because the City Council is considering “spot-zoning” an area of Verdi to allow it.  But we have got to show up and make some noise.

Wednesday, July 29, 6:00 pm, at City Council, 1 E. First St. (park in CalNeva parking lot and walk 1/2 block west on First St. to 1 E. First).  This issue will be debated and finally decided.  Some of us have been screaming, writing, calling for months.  We need to crowd the Council chambers and let our voices be heard. This is NOT ACCEPTABLE for our community.

Note:  In a separate email to Sierra Canyon residents, Janet Macy, Sierra Canyon Homeowner is also:

“urging as many of you as possible to attend this meeting as the number of people attending will make an impact on the council members. You DO NOT have to speak but signing in and indicating a “for” or “against” comment and being sure it goes to the city clerk for the record could make a huge difference in how they vote. …. Their website is www.keepverdiverdi.org  if you need more information or have questions.

If you are unable to attend, please send your comments to the city council members as well as the city clerk.   We live in a residential community with a lovely quiet area of parks, trails, elementary school, locally owned restaurants, farmland, and animals just around the corner.  Let’s try to keep it that way.”