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Public Scoping Meetings Planned.

The Town of Buckeye will be holding two open house style public meetings to present information related to the application and project description.

JUNE 6, 2006
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Verrado Middle School
20880 West Main Street
Buckeye, AZ 85326

JUNE 7, 2006
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Town of Buckeye Community Center
201 East Centre Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326

The Town of Buckeye is planning the development of a regional park that encompases approximately 9,200 acres of land currently administered by the BLM. The area is located east and approximately eight miles north of downtown Buckeye in the southeastern portion of the White Tank Mountains. The Town of Buckeye has applied to lease the 9,200 acres from the BLM in order to accomodate the regional park. The lands would be leased with the intent to eventually receive patent to the land under the Recreational and Public Purposes Act.

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires Federal agencies to take into consideration the environmental consequesces of proposed actions as well as input from the public and agencies. To comply with the NEPA law, an Environmental Assessment (EA) will be completed for this project. As part of the NEPA process, two public scoping meetings are being held to inform the public of this potential undertaking and to solicit public comments, questions and concerns related to the project.

During the scoping period, the Town of Buckeye will be accepting comments related to the Town of Buckeye's application for the land acquisition and development of a regional park. Comment forms will be available at the meeting for those interested in providing input. comments will also be accepted by mail, e-mail, and phone until June 23, 2006. If you have any questions regarding te comment period, public meeting or the project, please contact Jeanine Guy at the Town of Buckeye: 201 East Centre Avenue, Buckeye, AZ 85326, phone: 623.386.2588, fax: 623.386.1925, email:
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