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As it turns out, up to 1,400 goats would be housed at the site in a large building. The prospect of that many goats on 23 acres adjacent to residential areas raised concerns about noise, smell, traffic and property value impacts, plus questions about disposition of the effluent the animals will generate.
Community members wishing to report graffiti are encouraged to call the Arcata Police Department’s Graffiti Hotline at (797) 825-2587. If you see someone painting graffiti, call APD at (707) 822-2424.
Though cleared of major debris Tuesday, May 24, on Wednesday the area was still strewn with litter and genuine toxic waste. Half-burned batteries and plastic utensils lay shriveled at the edge of a well-used fire pit, a circular scorch mark blackening the overpass’s underside directly above.
City Manager Randy Mendosa will ask the City Council next week to hire alternate counsel to handle legal matters pertaining to recycling.
City Attorney Nancy Diamond said the ordinance is modeled after what’s been done elsewhere in the state and country, and what’s been tested in court.
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The community report submitted last fall, “Advisory Committee Recommendations for Water Use Options Supported by a Community-based Planning Process,” is also available at hbmwd.com or by calling HBMWD at (707) 443-5018.
Compounding the creep-out factor was an open feeding trough of some sort in the garage, apparently for creatures allowed to roam free. Other items in the garage included more cages, plus boxes of reptile food, one of which was labeled “Iguana Yummies.”
The value of the property saved is estimated at $220,000 with an estimated loss of $140,000.