Please share this event so that folks know what is going on. This is a big step in our efforts to keep a new rock quarry pit from being created adjacent to Umstead State Park, destroying unique, beatiful land that the state parks desires to purchase.
The Umstead Coalition, Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC), and a few individuals filed earlier this week in Wake County Superior Court a Complaint for Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief seeking a temporary restraining order to enjoin the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (RDUAA) and Wake Stone Corporation (WSC) from commencing quarry activities on the Odd Fellows tract (aka Rocky Road).
The hearing is scheduled for Monday, 18/Mar/19. The court session starts at 10:00am in Courtroom 10C of the old Courthouse on Fayetteville Street.
WE NEED TO BE SEATED BY 10AM (before judge arrives). It is a courtroom setting, so we have to mind our manners. I'm planning to wear a green shirt, so doing the same will be a subtle way to set us apart (unless the quarry folks are reading this post and do the same out of spite). Do not bring yard signs inside the courtroom.
We do not know the exact time of our portion of the hearing. There will be several hearings and the time depends on the order the judge calls on cases.
1) The judge evaluates our request for a preliminary injunction; if he agrees, he will ask both parties come back in approx 10 days to rule on our preliminary injunction (to prevent the lease from being executed due to violations in NC Open Meetings Law, Federal Regulations, and NC State Laws).
2) The judge grants (or doesn't) our temporary restraining order and stops all work for 10 days until case details are heard
Expect there to be lawyers on the other side defending Wake Stone Corporation and RDUAA., also, likely lots of Wake Stone employees as well.
We need citizens on our side to show support for our position. The judge needs to see concerned citizens. We need about 20 people to show a presence at the hearing. We know that this is during work hours and many cannot make it. For those that can, this is another case of being present speaks volumes. This is a court room setting, so we will need to keep the demeanor as such. I will post updates to this event post as I get them.