SAMPLE LETTER TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION: Click on the Letter to make it LARGER

Support the Next Step to Develop the Trail

Communicate your support to the Wallowa County Planning Commission

The next step to develop the first six miles of the trail from Joseph to Enterprise is for JBTC to secure a land use permit from Wallowa County. There are two primary ways you can express your support for the trail to the Planning Commission: Letter and/or Attending the Public Hearing

1) Write a letter to the Wallowa County Planning Director, Franz Goebel, before 5PM on Friday, February 8th. Tell him you support the trail. We have provided a sample letter and bullet points below. Please send letters either via email or snail mail. More details below.

2) Attend the Wallowa County Planning Commission public hearing on Tuesday, February 26th at 7PM at Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise.

Letter Details:

Send to Wallowa County Planning Director, Franz Goebel (Email: plandir@co.wallowa.or.us) (Address: Wallowa County Planning Department, 101 South River Street, Room B-1, Enterprise, OR 97828)

Bullet Points for Benefits of the Trail:

  • Improve the health of our community by providing a gradually sloped, wide walk/bike path with a firm surface for wheelchair and stroller access

  • Improve safe routes for our kids & transportation safety by providing a safe, alternative route between Joseph and Enterprise for commuters and recreationists

  • Connect the towns of Joseph and Enterprise in this Phase One

  • Provide an opportunity to increase social activity, which will improve the overall health of our citizens