He also had many good things to say about the activism in the community, including this:
Because people in the community are concerned, that makes us better. And sometimes there are good things that come out of disagreement.This opinion is not new from him: he told me many of the same positive things about activism months ago after a VLCIA board meeting. We discussed that there were other things VLCIA does that were worth supporting.
He also said he is in favor of putting the minutes online, and he hopes that that will be put up for a vote soon.
Norman Bennett said he never saw the letter asking for the extension. He said his understanding is Wiregrass Power withdrew their letter asking for an extension. So when the deadline comes June 1st, if it’s not extended, the project ends. He reiterated that he didn’t see the letter. He said:
The ball’s in their court, and if they don’t even ask for an extension, it’s over and done with.He also offered to get together with me next week to discuss various topics (I agreed). He remarked:
There are a lot of things we can do as a community to move things forward collectively.He said he is interested in bringing in good solid industry that has upsides and few downsides.
Talk to my chairman.She agreed that we might get together soon to discuss some other matters.
Tom Call has not called back. (Is VLCIA ever going to put a picture of Tom Call on its website? This is the fourth month he’s been on the VLCIA board.)
We’ll see what the official VLCIA position is when Chairman Jennett calls me back.