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Georgetown preserved, Commissioners vote NO to rezoning effort

In Government on June 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Packed among neighbors friends, coworkers and fellow patriots I felt right at home tonight. I would safely say approximately 200 to 250 residents packed the Bradley County Courthouse tonight in anticipation of the much contested rezoning vote.

The vote was nearly unanimously NO with 13 commissioners voting NO to the rezoning and one Mr Mel Griffith passed on his vote. 13-0-1 was the final vote tally.

The Mayor started out with budget talks and even mentioned that the school budget requests grew over 5 million dollars over last years budget and even emphasized that 66.6 percent of the current budget goes to the schools. This drew hisses from the crowd and begs for another blog on another day.

The arguments against the rezoning were compelling and offered many reasons why they ahould not rezone at the request of Mr and Mrs Larry Allen. Storm water runoff, air, visual and noise pollution, infrastructure costs etc were among the subjects and arguments presented.

After many efforts to speed the process up, Commissioner Connie Woods suggested that the vote go forward with no further discussion, this motion was approved.

The crowd was asked is there anyone in the room that is for the rezoning? One gentleman stepped forward and states his name as Mr Larry Allen. Mr Allen made one memorable statement that drew a gasp from the crowd when he said that he would not have asked for the rezoning if he had not been asked by the Bradley County Planning Commission to do so. The mere fact that several on the Planning Commission have worked with Mr Allen and have recused themselves from the process and nearly split a vote in favor of the rezoning was a stark revelation that at the very least needs to be investigated as unethical if not illegal.

The realization that Mr Allen would admit to this action puts to rest any doubt that the “good ole boy” machine is alive and well in Bradley County. Friends using friends using government appointed positions for-profit! I don’t believe Mr Allen purposefully let the cat out of the bag, but he sure did expose at the very least some dirty politics.

Without applying a damp rag on the whole evening and pull away from their efforts, I give applause to the citizens of Georgetown and the Committee to Preserve Georgetown.

This was a huge well oiled effort and exemplifies what America is all about. When the people speak, our government should listen and act accordingly.

This is what a Republic is made of, not a democracy as many bureaucrats in the room cited tonight!

Sleep tight! Wait for it all to sink in. Read the local paper, I can tell you already what part will be left off the front pages, wanna bet?

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Georgetown, TN citizens to attend Bradley County Commission vote on zoning request

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Monday, June 4th 2012, 7pm at the Bradley County Courthouse Commission meeting room the citizens of Georgetown Tennessee will attend the vote on an Industrial Zoning request by a local citizen.

Judith Allen has requested 223 acres be rezoned from Forest/Agriculture/Residential to I1, heavy industrial. The request has drawn the ire of many citizens in Bradley County who are not happy with how the rezoning will change the environment for all of Georgetown and for generations to come.

Future Bradley county land use plans of 2011, a map prepared by out of state consultants shows that thousands of more acres will be affected by the zoning request, not just Mrs Allens property. In accordance with the BCC 2035 Comprehensive Growth Plan many changes are ahead not only for Georgetown but all of Bradley County and surrounding regions.

Many citizens and groups in Bradley County have been warning of this invasion of your property rights for several years, we are only now beginning to see the wave of change that has been forecasted.

The Citizens of Georgetown are now saying, not in my community. You are not going to tyrannically take my property as a Government entity or change in my community without my input.

Plan to be there on Monday and show your support for the citizens of Georgetown as they stand for it’s rights. I am included in this group and it makes me proud to stand with this very well organized community as they tell their Government and it’s many NGO (Non Governmental Organizations) to stay out of our community. We happen to love our community minus the manufacturers, warehouses, distribution centers, equipment rental, leasing and storage facilities, asphalt refineries, mixing plants, recycling collection centers and outdoor shooting ranges. Leave our beautiful rural areas rural.

Hope to see you there on Monday. Come early it will be crowded.

Help us say NO to this zoning request!

One of the greatest threats to the good ole boy network is for a group of citizens to gather in large groups and tell them how to vote. Bradley County Citizens are starting to wake up and realize that the secret to overcoming tyranny is a loud well organized group of citizens speaking up for their rights.

On Monday, if the vote ends up in favor of the zoning request, let’s make it clear that their position and future political endeavors are in jeopardy. We will send your bags packing, remove and replace you with someone that will cide with and listen to the citizens of Bradley County.

Source of info:
Committee to preserve Georgetown, JJ Narus Treasurer.

Committee to preserve Georgetown speaks: No to rezoning for Industry

In Agenda 21, Farmers, Government on May 18, 2012 at 12:08 PM

About 100 citizens packed the Georgetown Baptist Church in Cleveland Temnessee tonight.

The citizens had a few things on their minds. No! No to rezoning! No to wide roads swiping their private property! No to big government telling the little man what to do! No to encroachment on their property! No to anything you do without our input! End of story!

The meeting was well organized and Jeff Miller was the main coordinator tonight! I asked Jeff why are you getting involved? He replied, “because it is in my backyard now.”

Often times the greatest patriots are born when the government makes it personal. This group of citizens were personally involved tonight and mad! The America I lived in as a kid when I was young returned tonight. The red white and blue was vivid and striking, patriotism was at a fever pitch, citizens of Georgetown, I applaud your efforts.

Many in the crowd provided input and many voiced discontent with plans to change their community with a rezoning request by a well connected citizen and realtor in their own community, Mrs Judy Allen.

Judy Allen has requested rezoning of her property for I1 commercial and it is rumored that some type of gravel or concrete company is planning to purchase her property and turn it into basically a parking lot with multiple huge buildings on it.

With this proposal our way of life will change forever. Infrastructure costs passed on to property owners, decrease in property value, increase in property taxes, environmental factors, water runoff, wetlands, wildlife dusturbance, blasting, runoff, pollution of creeks and environment, vilification of those that lead this effort, the BCC Comprehensive Growth Plan and how it figures into the big picture were among the issues discussed by the locals.

The ability and will of a group to organize itself against runaway government is refreshing. Just as the commoners in Boston railed against unfair taxes on their tea, so does the commoner of Georgetown Who says NO to new rezoning efforts which stand to change the landscape forever and never to return.

I say we continue to fan the flames of liberty in every community in Bradley County and into the US. The key is leaders in every community stepping up who are personally involved and encourage community input that will eventually turn that resentment for change on their elected and non elected appointees.

Eventually, and in great enough force the so called non appointed leaders will hear the cry of the citizens and not choose to ignore their demands.

The next group goal for the Committee to preserve Georgetown is to attend the County Commissioner meeting in force on June 4 th to send a strong message to their elected representatives and that message is to vote NO to the rezoning of Georgetown.

A giant has been awakened in Bradley County, years of education and awareness by tea party, 912, liberty and “regular citizens” types are starting to pay huge dividends for our republic.

In my observation, it doesnt take a particular designation to make waves, it takes being American and speaking up when you have been done wrong and you feel your government has taken that one step too far to stay quiet any longer.

Bravo, Georgetown! Bravo! Belief in the spirit of patriotism in me has been reenergized, restored and reinvigorated! Move forward cautiously I warned the group, “for some reason the good ole boy machine turns on the citizen when they speak up!” “Expect vilification, this is their game. Many steps will be taken before the vote on June 4th, don’t become complacent.”

“Folks in the room like Mr Mike Smith who have said the vote is safe, don’t be satisfied with that. I believe we have Mr Elkins and Caywood who will vote NO, but it takes 6 more to win the vote. Don’t stop the pressure! Dont accept a delay vote either, only a yes or no vote!”

“I have walked in and out of a commission meeting fully expecting a vote to go one way and it end up completely opposite. Many backroom meetings will be held, many ideas will flow from those who choose big business over the rights of the citizens.”

“Pressure will be added to these elected officials to vote one way or another over the next few weeks, some may cave to that pressure. Call them all and tell them to vote NO!”

“Beware as the proverbial strikes to your leaders will start as soon as soon as they leave this room tonight! Support them with your lives when they make this stand!” You have made our forefathers proud. Well done.”

The committee is encouraging large masses of people to be at the rezoning vote in Bradley County on June 4th at the Bradley County Courthouse at 7 pm. Great numbers will sway things and if they aren’t swayed by public outcry, we simply acknowledge a yes vote, mark in your memory bank and next election cycle send their bags packing.

It’s that simple and that is how we do thing in the good ole U S of A!

More later!

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