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Nexus Pipeline and Smith Road Raceway.

Discussion in 'MX/SX General' started by Suburban Cowboyz, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Suburban Cowboyz

    Suburban Cowboyz PR Addict

    Last night, I learned about the Nexus pipeline possibly running right through the Smith Road track and although I have only ridden my bike 2x this year, I must say that I am just sick over this. Whether you are a fan of it or not, Smith Road has been around along time and to see it go away would simply be sad. I have done a lot of research today and hopefully the company will route away from the track. We can only hope. While I do not have the power to change this whole thing I believe that I should at least voice my concerns over the possible loss of what has been a pillar in our local MX community for a long time. If you want to follow this more, go to Facebook - Coalition to reroute Nexus - Ohio Chapter. Also, you can attend the Smith Road fundraiser later this month to help them fundraise for the fight. Thanks all, be safe, have fun and enjoy yourselves - while you still can. Rich
     
  2. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    Omfg. Seriously. And the courts ruled in favor of the Pipeline on properties already in medina to survey.

    From what I understand all this s**t so Canada can use it ?

    God I don't think the AMA could even get this pipeline re routed. Someone will make way too much money to give a rats ass about a motocross track.
     
  3. Suburban Cowboyz

    Suburban Cowboyz PR Addict

    Some county courts have ruled in favor of the landowners being able to turn the surveyors away. Now, from what I read Nexus has file suits against the landowners. I am not sure what happens next.
     
  4. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    I would say it's hard to beat a nexus paid lawyer.
     
  5. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    typically eminent domain is used by government entities, not private companies. I'm not saying it cant happen, but it doesn't seem typical. Is the Nexus Pipeline a government project? If so, which department? Department of Energy?
     
  6. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
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    It's a natural gas pipeline. They're going to put this damn thing where ever they please.

    http://www.nexusgastransmission.com/

    "We will work closely with every landowner to ensure that all activities – from route selection and construction to restoration and operation – will cause minimal impacts and disruption to their property and daily lives." Taken from their website. So we will see how truthful that is.

    If you look at the nexus map, this pipeline will be 600 feet wide and it comes dead nuts center through smith road. That will totally kill the track. There's no way to build a 600 foot wide print through smith road raceway that will benefit anyone except the pipeline. Smith road will be done. This sucks.
     
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  7. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    I would erect a sign that's states, "today we play a game. I have randomly buried explosives on my property in a grid, happy hunting"
     
  8. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    Or start digging in an area they think they are going to route the pipeline, then conveniently find a buried indian skull in your excavation......put the brakes on fellas, could be an archeological or historical site......
     
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  9. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    Anybody got a rare bird or bat that can live on the property?
     
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  10. TimSr90

    TimSr90 PR Addict

    Location:
    Rittman, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    90
    Wow, this is the first I have heard of it. I'll be the first to admit that I don't know much about pipelines, but I was always under the impression that once they were put in to the ground, normal activities could resume above ground. I also do not understand the 600' wide footprint, and why it is necessary, especially for a gas pipeline which I had always thought were a few inches in diameter. I guess I have some research to do before forming an opinion, because none of this makes any sense to me.
     
  11. freeh

    freeh PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Uniontown
    Total guess here, but claiming that a rare species lives on the property would get it shutdown faster than the pipeline. I realize those were not serious ideas from JO and GP, but be careful to not cause more problems with an attempted solution.
     
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  12. TimSr90

    TimSr90 PR Addict

    Location:
    Rittman, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    90
    LOL! Good point freeh! Tree huggers hate off road vehicles even more than they hate natural gas!
     
  13. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    In all seriousness a lawyer needs to look at that. Eminent domain has to present a safety concern, or cause for greater common good of the people. I think both can be argued in this case. Without eminent domain or an existing easement, I'd tell them to pound a goat.
     
  14. Baker_741

    Baker_741 PR Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Racing Number:
    741
    Is there really anything else that we can do, other then the fundraiser? or not really or is there anything else the track owners could do?
     
  15. ck1racerx

    ck1racerx PR Addict

    Location:
    Iron Chef Chili Kitchen
    Racing Number:
    1 My Chili Trophy tells me so
    That plan crosses a few thousand roads that I am pretty sure will not be closed so why would a track? Its not a pipeline but they just buried a gas line through the city of Vandalia out to a new P&G facility on the other end of the Dayton airport. They received "rights" to dig on each piece of property but once it was put in the ground the land was turned back over to the owners. Heck, they even cleared new land that is now for sale with no restrictions.
    Another pipeline was put through Ohio and the land owners actually made money. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/underground-pipeline-coming-through-ohiogovernment/nWhMb/
    Not sure if this is the same type of thing but if it is, I don't think you have anything to worry about... I hope.
     
  16. hershey

    hershey PR Elite

    Location:
    Ozone Layer
    Racing Number:
    01
    Nothing to worry about except losing a year of income for Smith rd owners if the timing is wrong.
     
  17. DTS

    DTS PR Addict

  18. nitrofish

    nitrofish PR Addict

    Location:
    Nashport,Oh
    Specific Birds and the Indiana Brown Bat only restricts work during nesting season within a set proximity. Don't try that one or you won't be riding in the spring. If the state has approved the pipeline to fullfill the needs to transport it's natural resources,the pipeline will be treated as a public utilitie with eminent domain rights. That gives companies cart blanche to carry on. I would use the fund raising monies to offset lost revenue and the rebuilding of the facility when the work is done rather than fight a losing battle. With approval from donors of course.
     
  19. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    Indiana brown bat only restricts tree cutting from ~oct/nov-March or so
     
  20. hershey

    hershey PR Elite

    Location:
    Ozone Layer
    Racing Number:
    01

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