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Agenda Item - 2022-11-15 - Number 07.0 - Written Public Comment - Jean Instenes 7. From: jeanatlmi@gmail.com To: Council Distribution Subject: [EXTERNAL]A letter of concern in regards to the proposed new sewage plant on Foothills Road Date: Tuesday,November 15,2022 1:21:36 PM Sent from Mail for Windows From:jeanatlmi(gmail.com Sent:Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:16 PM 11/15/2022 To the honorable members of the Lake Oswego City Council, I am writing to share my concerns about the proposed new sewage treatment plant. While it is obvious that the new plant will benefit the people of Lake Oswego, I think that careful consideration should also be given to the businesses that will be forced to relocate and the land owners that will be forced to sell their property in order to provide the land needed for the new plant. The location on Foothills Road is rare jewel for the businesses that operate there. There is no another location within Lake Oswego or the surrounding areas that provides the proper zoning and space and reasonable rent that our business could relocate to. The businesses on Foothills Road have been established for a long period of time, have built up a large local customer base and will either be put out of business when forced to relocate or will experience extreme hardship while trying to restart their business elsewhere. The owners of the properties know the value of the land and zoning and are confident that the property could be kept prosperous for a long period of time. We are now extremely concerned that the City will "take" our property without adequate compensation for the current worth and without regard for the loss of potential income and an established livelihood. We have operated our business in Lake Oswego for over 40 years and had finally found the best location possible. There is no place else for us to go if we are forced to move. I am asking the City Council to please give careful and fair consideration to the businesses and land owners if(or when) it comes time to allocate funds to compensate them for their loss of their business or their land. I am asking the City Council to look beyond an assessed or comparative value and to also take into consideration the value of the location, the established customer base and the hardships that will be imposed when being forced to move or sell. I am also asking that careful consideration be given to the amount of time each business will have to vacate the property if a decision is made to go forward with the project. The businesses had been 7. put on "hold" for many years, waiting for a decision from the City. We had to operate and go forward with our business as usual. It would be an extreme hardship for us to have to move prior to June of 2023. Thank you for your time and consideration. Respectfully yours, Jean Instenes Lannie's Marine Inc 101 Foothills Rd Lake Oswego OR 97034 Sent from Mail for Windows Virus-free.www.avg.com