Dale Bunn, manager of the Loop (Broom) Ranch, John W. Pierce, a partner in the Tower Investment, Inc. and Pete Sturn, past member of the TVHD board, voiced their opinions as to why the board should consider Capital Hills over Steuber Road.
Some people like Joanne Huckins who attended the meeting believe the comments by Bunn, Pierce and Sturn
were an orchestrated effort to change the board,s decision.
,It appears the documents and the cost analysis by Aspen Street (that) the board relied on to select the property to proceed with is not consistent in identifying between the two sites (Steuber Road and Capital Hills),, Sturn
said. Sturn was referring to a seismic analysis conducted by BSK Drilling of Fresno and a cost-comparison of three previously proposed sites, presented by David Hitchcock of Aspen Street Architects , information the board used to make last month,s decision to focus on the Steuber Road property.
But it was obvious that Sturn
felt the board was misinformed on the merits of the Steuber property in comparison to Capital Hills.
In addressing his
said the railroad and the city,s wastewater treatment plant were coded as potential environmental hazards for the Capital Hills property.Yet, he
said, the same report mentioned nothing about the proximity of the railroad or a wastewater treatment pond to the Steuber property. Sturn
also addressed various line items in the cost analysis, including the cost to grade Capital Hills at $250,000 as compared to $75,000 to grade the Steuber Road property.He said he had asked a Granite Construction manager about the cost of grading both properties and was verbally told that the grading cost would be similar.