What follows is a press release from the Fleming Road Alliance:
“Guest of Honor Declines Invitation of Fleming Road Alliance”
The Fleming Road Alliance (FRA) will hold a meeting on Monday but the guest of honor won’t be there! FRA invited key staff members of the McHenry County Division of Transportation to come to their group meeting and give them some basic information.
Members of the group that organized the meeting feel that a basic “Transportation 101” course will put to rest much of the frustrated speculation that is running rampant in the neighborhood.
MCDOT declined, saying the meeting was premature.
MCDOT says they are still in the process of reviewing the numerous comments received after the Open House that was held March 23.
“That Open House gave us more questions than answers.”
Said FRA member Lisa Rhoades, “ The neighbors were not able to share information easily in that format, and answers given to one of us were not given to all of us. That limited our ability make informed comments. We would appreciate the opportunity to have our questions answered and make our wishes known.”
Several County Board Members and Bull Valley officials have accepted.
The meeting will go on as planned, with Rhoades and others attempting to answer questions they have researched, and listing the other questions to forward to MCDOT. The meeting will be on Monday, May 3, at 7 pm in the McHenry County College auditorium. The FRA is a neighborhood group, organized this spring to protect Fleming Road from expansive changes.
“ We are very disappointed that MCDOT won’t come to the meeting,” said FRA member Mary Moltman, “ That doesn’t sound very transparent.”
You can view a video of Fleming Road by clicking on link below, or go to You Tube and search for “Fleming Road April 2010.”